Michael Mohammed Ahmad is director of SWEATSHOP: Western Sydney Literacy Movement and author of The Tribe. He was Chief Editor of Westside Publications from 2005–2012. His stories have appeared in the GuardianHEAT, Seizure, and The Lifted Brow. In 2012 Mohammed was recipient of the Australia Council Kirk Robson Award. He completed his PHD with the UWS Writing & Society Research Centre.