Abe Nouk was illiterate when he arrived in Australia from Sudan with his family in 2004, but he had the resolve to learn to read and write. Abe has since been storytelling through spoken word performances, poetry and music to share his experiences as a refugee.
Storytelling is more important than ever. Empathy and understanding are the antitheses of hate and ignorance and I believe that sharing our personal experiences contributes to a more peaceful world.
Abe is not only an author and accomplished spoken word artist himself, he is now helping others build up their own storytelling skills as Founder of Creative Rebellion Youth (C-R-Y). C-R-Y is a creative space for guiding and mentoring young and emerging musicians, writers, spoken word artists and filmmakers.