Author Muhammed “Itchie-Mu” Anwo is an urban fiction author and the co-founder of Street Dedication Publishing that he started with his co-partner Hakim Fleming. The first of six siblings, he quickly became involved with the streets at the age of 14, when his father, Muhammed Sr. was deported back to Africa due to a narcotic conviction. In 1990, Muhammad was sentenced to 15 years in the state penitentiary for several counts of arm robbery and aggravated assault at the age of 18.
After serving 6 years of the sentence he was released back to the streets, his raging heart at this point had a kind of numbness to it, and he was a lost soul just living life. With the combination of trying to survive along with the disappointment and grief in his heart, after finding out his sister and closest sibling Finah Anwo died from a drug overdose at the young age of 18. This tragic turn of events truly marked his downward spiral forcing him to fall further into a dark pit.
Muhammad still had not learned his lesson. Addicted to his criminal behavior he carried those habits back behind the wall. Muhammed ended up receiving more time, and pulling his youngest sister who had never been in trouble into the mix. She received a year and a day in a Federal Prison for her involvement in his criminal activities. Muhammad became disgusted with himself, he had already gotten use to distorting his own life, but this time his family was suffering first hand from his foolishness. While sitting in his cell, Muhammad began reading novels to pass time, and then he came across a book called “How to Write Novels and Screenplays” and was instantly inspired. He began writing novels to escape his reality and he was good at it. He vowed that once released, he would never return.
Author Muhammad “Itchie-Mu” Anwo is currently working on a host of novels and screenplays and looking forward to working with other authors with the hope of turning their novels into screenplays as well.
“In life, for every action there’s a reaction. Everything happens for a reason; and most people make mistakes to become well known.” Therefore, Muhammad “Itchie-Mu” is content with learning and growing from all he has experienced.
Check out his latest book, Blood Stain (click here to purchase)
While awaiting a bond hearing, Rah-Rah is attacked in his cell by several Spanish gang members. After treatment for his wounds of war, Rah-Rah is moved to the medical floor in the county jail. That’s where he meets Venom, a known gang member from the Bronx in New York. Venom offers his resolution to not only Rah-Rah’s problem with non-black gangs, but a resolution for all blacks in New Jersey in regards to the cards being stacked against them.
After learning the history of the Blood gang movement, Rah-Rah takes Venom up on his offer to rep’ that red in Dirty Jerz. People began embracing the movement looking for that feeling of family love and bonds. Some understood the movement, and others had a hidden agenda for their new found power. In due time, murder, betrayal, and other acts of violence flood the streets of Newark, and surrounding cities.
The robbery attempt and shooting of the Mayor’s family member, and the slaying of two off-duty police officers elicits an intense fury from local and higher authorities. Because of their rage, you will see how the government uses and excuses collateral damage when they feel they are at war. Take a ride with Itchie Mu and read all about how life in the hood goes with no holds-barred.
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