Rashid Darden is a novelist.
Rashid’s first three novels were a trilogy that told the collected stories of Adrian Collins, a gay college sophomore who pledges a predominately black fraternity; how he deals with the cycle of hazing; and how he navigates both family and romantic relationships. The books resonated deeply with many in the African American, LGBT, and fraternal communities, earning Rashid fans.
In 2006, Rashid was one of just two awardees in Literature at the Clik Magazine Honors.
Rashid’s writing, professional stints in the education and nonprofit sectors, and volunteer service have made him a sought-after guest speaker and workshop facilitator.