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Briggs: Our Home, Our Heartbeat

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Adam Briggs – better known simply as Briggs – is a Yorta Yorta rapper, record label owner, comedy writer and actor. He’s part of the ARIA-winning hip hop duo A.B. Original, and outside of music, he’s appeared regularly in ABC TV shows (Black Comedy, Cleverman, The Weekly with Charlie Pickering). Recently, he’s been a writer for Matt Groening’s animated Netflix series, Disenchantment.

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Now, Briggs adds children’s book author to his CV. Adapted from his song, ‘The Children Came Back’ – with illustrators Kate Moon and Rachael Sarra – Our Home, Our Heartbeat is a beautiful picture book that celebrates Indigenous resilience, honours legends past and present, and salutes emerging generations of the oldest continuous culture on earth.

In conversation with writer, podcaster and Tiddas 4 Tiddas co-founder Marlee Silva, Briggs will talk about the importance of children seeing themselves in picture books – and the rise of books (like Young Dark Emu and Welcome to Country) that distil complex conversations into accessible formats.

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Adam Briggs

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 mus... Read more

Marlee Silva

Marlee Silva is a 24-year-old Gamilaroi and Dunghutti writer, podcaster and co-founder of Tiddas 4 Tiddas, the social media-based movement dedicated to elevating stories of inspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and girls from across the country. Her debut novel My Tidda, My Sister,... Read more

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