The world changes according to the way people see it, and if you alter, even but a millimetre the way people look at reality, then you can change it”. James Baldwin

Rebel With a Cause is the realisation of a dream based on my wish to create a platform that introduces some of the (as yet) unknown, wonderful, multi-facetted and multi-perspectivising literary voices from all over the globe. Voices that present Her- and Histories from a different perspective, from different angles than the ones we are already familiar with. Voices that generate cracks in our Eurocentric perception of the world and introduce new ways of understanding the global world order.

In other words, we wish to publish books that change the way we read the world, literally!

And while we’re aware that literature alone cannot change the world, we are nonetheless firm believers in its ability to enlighten and inspire in ways very little else can.

Our primary focus is on stories in translation as it is the most direct way from the global literary stage to a Danish-reading audience. There are so many wonderful stories out there not currently available to those who prefer reading in Danish. And we want to change that.

The company was launched in March 2017.

For further information please contact us at

Iben H. Philipsen
Founder, editor and translator

If there is a book you want to read and you can’t find it, write it.” Sarah Ladipo Manyika paraphrasing Toni Morrison