It’s so difficult “reviewing” or eloquently putting into words how you felt about a great author’s work because nothing will do it justice, but here I go anyway. “If Beale Street Could Talk” is a heart-breaking love story set against the backdrop of an unjust justice system.
There is a reason why people continually say to read diverse books because there are experiences and perspectives you will never ever face; so you can’t understand them, but diverse books help you get a glimpse of those experiences. Baldwin writes a story about Tish and Fonny’s love and the undying devotion of Tish, trying to save Fonny.
The central theme of this novel is the experience of what it is to be young and black in America, where so much is working against you...but amidst all the fear, there is still hope. Baldwin writes about injustices that are still just as prevalent today as they were in the past, such as racist cops and the justice system working to put black men in jail at astronomical rates. This lyrical and emotional story is incredible and it’s incredible how Baldwin can write such a tragic story that still offers up hope and love.
Have you guys read any of Baldwin’s work and if so what’s your favorite novel by him?
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