Thursday, May 6, 2021
Representation. Thanks to the finely written novel by Robert Jones, Jr., titled, The Prophets, young gay Black men can see themselves represented as enslaved people on a Southern plantation. Jones offers two memorable protagonists, Isaiah and Samuel. He describes the intimacy of their relationship and how even that precious thing is subject to the whims and oppression of slave masters. What Jones does so well in this novel is lay out the story of love in a context of evil and hate, and how the human spirit thrives in love. He describes pain and suffering, while conveying what’s beautiful, where truth lies, and the hope that becomes real in love. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase The Prophets from amazon.com.