It’s no surprise that hard man Irvine Welsh likes Omar Musa’s debut novel Here Come The Dogs, finding it a work of “such swaggering exuberance that it will make most other fiction you read this year seem criminally dull”. Malaysian-Australian Musa has published two poetry collections and two solo hip hop albums besides, and describes his writing as “poetry of unease”. He applies his provocative voice to issues of migration, racism, violence, masculinity and loneliness. Musa is in conversation with Selina Tusitala Marsh.
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