Musa Okwonga is a writer, broadcaster and musician. The co-host of the Stadio football podcast, he has published one collection of poetry and three books about football, the first of which, A Cultured Left Foot, was nominated for the 2008 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award. Recent publications include: In The End, It Was All About Love (Rough Trade, 2021), a memoir set in Berlin; One of Them (Unbound, 2021), a memoir about his five years at Eton College; and Striking Out (Scholastic, 2021), a children’s novel written in collaboration with and based on the life of Ian Wright.
Musa’s work has appeared in various outlets, including Africa Is A Country, The Byline Times, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Economist and The Ringer. He lives in Berlin.
Praise for Musa:
Musa is precise and all-encompassing in the same line. His poetry is intimate and erudite, passionate and beautiful.
IRISH TIMES (Best Books of the Year 2021, In the End, It Was All About Love)
He writes from the heart with no filter, and that’s what the best wordsmiths do. I’m a fan.
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