My government means to kill me

Read My Government Means to Kill Me by Rasheed Newson

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.

What an interesting little book.

I’m not sure how I feel about it, really – probably because I enjoy reading memoirs, and reading a « fake memoir » makes me feel a bit icky. But for those who have always struggled to bridge the gap between fiction and nonfiction, this might be your perfect introduction.

The protagonist was interesting, the way the author weaved in so many historical details and figures (with instructive footnotes for each of them) and the excellent story made for a really good read, even though I didn’t vibe so much with the format.

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  1. The final month of 2023 is finally starting and the year has been long and transformative. I’ll have a lot to say in my recap…