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Robert Jones Jr. on The Prophets: A Novel: Fiction
Thursday, November 17, 2022 @ 12:00 pm
Robert Jones Jr.’s The Prophets – his debut novel – tells the story of Samuel and Isaiah, slaves whose love creates a refuge in a world ruled by vicious masters. But when an older man, a fellow slave, seeks to gain favor by preaching the master’s gospel on the plantation, the enslaved begin to turn on their own – and Isaiah and Samuel’s love is called out as sinful and dangerous. Moderating is William Johnson, program director at PEN America.
Funding for this program was provided through a grant from Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.