Musician, writer, author, activist, cultural commentator and all-round powerhouse, Briggs speaks truth to power in a myriad of poetic, hilarious, high impact ways. His latest project is a celebration of Aboriginal excellence, children’s book Our Home, Our Heartbeat. He talks about the many avenues of his activism, and the inspiration he provides for and draws from the next generation of Black leaders.
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Adam Briggs, who performs as Briggs, is an Indigenous Australian rapper, record label owner, comedy writer, and actor. Briggs became well known as a solo rapper, signing with Golden Era Records in 2009, before co-founding the hip hop duo A.B. Original in 2016. Extending his career beyond music, Briggs has appeared in several television series on ABC: as a writer and actor for the second season of the sketch comedy Black Comedy in 2016; playing the role of Maliyan in the drama series Cleverman in the same year; becoming a regular cast member on news satire program The Weekly with Charlie Pickering; and more recently a writer for Matt Groening's new show Disenchantment.
Karen Wyld is a South Australian freelance writer and author living on the Fleurieu Peninsula. She has been awarded and short-listed for numerous literary awards. Recipient of the 2020 Dorothy Hewett Award for an Unpublished Manuscript for her second novel, Where the Fruit Falls.