My Government Means to Kill Me by Rasheed Newson

My Government Means to Kill Me

Rasheed Newson

276 pages first pub 2022 (editions)

fiction historical lgbtqia+ challenging emotional reflective medium-paced

Description

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 Indianap...

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Moods

emotional 76%
informative 66%
reflective 55%
challenging 41%
inspiring 37%
sad 35%
dark 27%
hopeful 24%
funny 21%
tense 20%
adventurous 13%

Pace

medium 58%
fast 35%
slow 6%

Plot- or character-driven?

A mix: 47% | Character: 44% | Plot: 7%

Strong character development?

Yes: 82% | It's complicated: 13% | No: 3%

Loveable characters?

Yes: 64% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 4%

Diverse cast of characters?

Yes: 98%

Flaws of characters a main focus?

Yes: 54% | It's complicated: 31% | No: 14%

Average rating

4.3

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