With his family, Abe fled from the war in Sudan where he spent four years in an Egyptian refugee camp. He was granted asylum to Australia and in a short time he taught himself to read and write, came third in an Australian poetry competition and founded Creative Rebellion Youth: a 24 hour creative music studio to help young adults reach their dreams.
Yet, Abe insists he is not the hero of his story. He is humble, present and grounded us to focus less on our individual stories and see the bigger picture of our lives and the community we live in. He teaches us to remember the whole in a society addicted to the parts.