Book ‘My Government Means to Kill Me’ by Rasheed Newson

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A fierce and riveting queer coming-of-age story, following the personal and political awakening of a young gay Black man in 1980s NYC, from the television drama writer and producer of The Chi, Narcos, and Bel-Air. Born into a wealthy Black Indianapolis family, Earl “Trey” Singleton III leaves his overbearing parents and their expectations behind by running away to New York City with only a few dollars in his pocket. In the City, Trey meets up with a cast of characters that change his life forever―from civil rights leader Bayard Rustin, who he meets in a Harlem bathhouse, to his landlord, Fred Trump, who he clashes with and outfoxes. He volunteers at a renegade home hospice for AIDS patients...
Publisher: Flatiron Books (August 23, 2022)  Pages: 288 pages  ISBN-10: 1250833523  ISBN-13: 978-1250833525  ASIN:‎ B09HPMQHHV

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About the author: Rasheed Newson grew up in Indianapolis, Indiana, and is the eldest of three children. He is a graduate of Georgetown University, where he wrote movie reviews for the school newspaper, The Hoya. During his time in Washington, D.C., Rasheed also worked in the communication department for the Coalition for Juvenile Justice. For five years, he volunteered as a tutor/caretaker at Grandma’s House, a group home for foster care children who were HIV+ or living with AIDS. Rasheed’s writing career began when he partnered up with T.J. Brady, and together they were hired as staff writers on the Fox drama “Lie to Me.” As a writing team, Rasheed and T.J. have worked on “Bel-Air,” “The Chi,” and “Narcos,” among other drama series. Rasheed and T.J. are currently executive producers and showrunners of “Bel-Air.” Rasheed lives with his husband and their two children in Pasadena, California.