I had read tons of literary works and yet could find none where Black queer love was front and center, or present in the cultural or historical landscape prior to the Harlem Renaissance of the 20th century. Where I did find references, it was only in the context of sexual assault or some other form of depravity. And my question was: What about love? — Robert Jones, Jr.
This Crowdcast event is hosted by Charis Books & More, outside Atlanta. See link below to register.
A Charis Virtual Event
Tuesday, January 12.
4:30 pm on the West Coast; 7:30 pm East Coast.
From top: Robert Jones Jr., photograph by Alberto Vargas, courtesy and © the author, the photographer, and G. P. Putnam’s Sons; Brit Bennett, photograph by Emma Trim, courtesy and © the author and the photographer; Jones, The Prophets, cover image courtesy and © G. P. Putnam’s Sons; Bennett, The Vanishing Half, cover image courtesy and © Riverhead Books.