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In the city: Omar Offendum @Offendum


A Muslim growing up in the West, Offendum has strove to use hip-hop as a bridge to reconcile two sides of his identity.

He was born in Saudi Arabia, raised in Washington, DC, and is currently living in Los Angeles, California. Offendum studied Arabic and English at school, and became particularly influenced by Arabic poetry — he now sings in both languages about his own experiences as an Arab-American and the complex relationship between two worlds. 

"I also want to remind people is Syria is the birth place of so many aspects of our civilisation we perhaps neglect to mention" Omar Offendum

A big part of Offendum's work now involves speaking in universities, and trying to establish more nuanced discussions.

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