Omar Farah is an Edmonton-based Somali-Canadian Poet and community builder who is passionate about creating platforms for collaboration and using his work to communicate his experiences. He is involved in the local community as a member of the Sahabah Mosque board and as a member of the Mosquers Film Festival executive team. Omar is the former Edmonton Slam Champion, a TedX Speaker, winner of the Saskatchewan Festival of Words, and a finalist in the Canadian Festival of Spoken Word. He has performed across Canada and the United States from small local cafe’s to theatres. His style of rhythmic, complex at times, yet relatable poetry analyzes the world at large from the perspective of the African diaspora and aims to transform the biggest of critiques.
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