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Spring 2022 Campus-Wide Reading Group: Home

About The Prophets

The Wolfe Institute Presents: A Spring 2022 Campus-Wide Reading Group Open to Students, Staff, and Faculty

The Prophets, by Robert Jones, Jr. '06, '08 M.F.A.

New York Times bestseller and finalist for the National Book Award

The Prophets is a singular and stunning debut novel about the forbidden union between two enslaved young men on a Deep South plantation, the refuge they find in each other, and a betrayal that threatens their existence.

We will meet via Zoom to discuss the book's themes.

Wednesdays at 4 p.m.

Feb. 9 (Black History and Memory)

March 9 (Black Queerness)

April 6 (Black Liberation for All)

May 11*

*May 11 will be hybrid, and, conditions permitting, Robert Jones, Jr. will be on campus for a discussion and book signing!

E-mail the Wolfe Institute at to sign up and get information about how you might receive a free print copy of the book!

The Brooklyn College Library also has two electronic copies available via their collections:

Organized by Black Faculty and Staff.

Cosponsored by the Center for Teaching and Learning; English Department; Sociology Department; Black and Latino Male Initiative; Black Student Union; Puerto Rican and Latino Studies Department; Africana Studies Department; History Department; Women?s and Gender Studies Program; LGBTQ Resource Center; Student Activities, Involvement, and Leadership; and Asian American Faculty and Staff Association.