As well as reporting for international press, Musa has also written two books on football, A Cultured Left Foot (Duckworths, 2007) and Will You Manage? (Serpent’s Tail, 2010), the first of which was nominated for the 2008 William Hill Sports Book of the Year. In 2014, he co-wrote and presented The Burden of Beauty, the BBC World Service’s flagship documentary about the World Cup in Brazil.
He contributed to The Good Immigrant, an award-winning collection of essays about race and immigration in the UK, and to Change Gonna Come, a compilation of poetry and prose which won a 2018 YA Book Prize Special Achievement Award from The Bookseller.
He has published one collection of poetry, “Eating Roses For Dinner”, to mark his first ten years as a poet. He is also a regular tutor of poetry and creative writing tutor at the prestigious Arvon Foundation in the United Kingdom, and has delivered a masterclass on writing poetry for Sky Arts.