Seattle Book Launch Of "Here Come The Dogs" By Omar Musa

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Seattle Book Launch Of "Here Come The Dogs" By Omar Musa
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“This stunning novel has such swaggering exuberance that it will make most other fiction you read this year seem criminally dull. You have been warned.” —Irvine Welsh, author of Trainspotting

"Here Come the Dogs" by Malaysian-Australian rapper and poet Omar Musa is an award-winning, incendiary literary debut that seethes with the anger, frustration, and powerlessness of young multicultural Australia. Three young men, Solomon, Jimmy, and Aleks are way out on the fringe of Australia, looking for a way in. Hip-hop, basketball, and graffiti give them a voice. Booze, women, and violence pass the time while they wait for their chance. Under the oppressive summer sun, their town has turned tinder-dry. All it’ll take is a spark.

Omar Musa is 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 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. Here Come the Dogs was long listed for Australia's most prestigious literary prize the Miles Franklin Award and he was named as one of the Sydney Morning Herald's Young Novelists of the Year in 2015.

On April 22nd, see Omar present a dynamic book launch, where he discusses and performs from his debut novel.

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