Rashid Darden is a novelist. He was born in the late 1970s in Washington, DC, where he has spent his entire life, save for brief stints in Moscow, Russia and Leicester, United Kingdom.
Rashid's first three novels are a trilogy consisting of Lazarus (2005), Covenant (2011), and Epiphany (2012). A companion volume of poetry entitled The Life and Death of Savion Cortez was released in 2011. Rashid's next novel is Birth of a Dark Nation (2013), the first in the Dark Nation series, the stories of African vampires brought to America during the transatlantic slave trade.
In 2006, Rashid was one of just two awardees in Literature at the Clik Magazine Honors. (The other awardee was E. Lynn Harris.) In 2007, an interview with Rashid was published in Carry the Word: A Bibliography of Black LGBT Q Books.
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.
Rashid is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Alpha Phi Omega National Service Fraternity, and Gamma Xi Phi Professional Arts Fraternity.
Those interested in booking Rashid Darden for a lecture or workshop may do so through his website.