Omar Musa

Omar Musa is a Malaysian Australian rapper and poet from Queanbeyan, Australia.
The author of Here Come the Dogs (The New Press), he has opened for Gil Scott Heron and performed at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in New York City. He attended the University of California, Santa Cruz. He has released three hip-hop albums and two poetry books, and he received a standing ovation at TEDxSydney at the Sydney Opera House. He lives in Australia.

News and Reviews

The New Yorker

Read a review of Here Come the Dogs in The New Yorker's "Briefly Noted"

The Guardian

The Guardian profiles Omar Musa and his debut novel

Los Angeles Times

"With compassion and urgency, Here Come the Dogs excavates the pain of those who struggle to remain part of a ruthless equation that has been determined by others."

Publishers Weekly

"Musa narrates large portions of his story in accessible hip-hop lyrics, lending his novel its edgy, contemporary flavor. This is fully realized depiction of how art and life inform each other.”


Books by Omar Musa

Here Come the Dogs
A Novel

Omar Musa