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Denson Jones pens historical fiction book about an African slave dreaming “A Southern Dream”



Readers who are familiar with the 1997 movie “Amistad” will love this story about an African slave who daydreams about being free in America.

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“A compelling historical fiction about a slave who daydreams about being free in America”

Denson Jones’s “A Southern Dream” (Xlibris; 2020) brings into mind similar slave narratives, such as the movie Amistad directed by Steven Spielberg and the memoir 12 Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, all of which revolve around the themes of freedom, affirmation of the human spirit, inhumanity, and hope.

“A Southern Dream” tells the story of an African male who was taken from his tribe and brought to the United States as a slave. He spends a lot of his days just daydreaming about freedom. Jacob Jackson came from a proud African tribe before he was captured and brought to the Jackson Plantation in Laurel, Mississippi. Jacob would daydream all day about being free, and he would let people know how he felt about the life he lived.

Jacob always stood up for righteousness and godliness. He is a God-fearing man who reads the Bible, attends the Baptist church, and sings in the choir. He also loves to preach the Word of God to anyone who would listen to him. He would also help his fellow slaves any way he could with food, water, and clothing and even secretly teaches them how to read and write.

One day, Jacob sees a runaway slave from another plantation. To know what happens next, read Denson Jones’ “A Southern Dream.”

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A Southern Dream
Author | Denson Jones
Published date | March 3, 2020
Publisher | Xlibris
Book retail price | $15.99

Author Bio

Denson Jones was born to Denson Joseph Jones and Barbara Ann Jones of Joliet, Illinois, on February 21, 1952. He went to Joliet Township Schools and played football and basketball. He even played basketball at Joliet Junior College for one year before getting drafted in the Viet Nam War in 1972. His dream was to go to the National Basketball Association (NBA) and play as a professional, but that dream died real quick, so he joined the Navy to get back into the Army.

After a failed marriage and two children, Denson ended up married again and wound up in an interracial relationship in Oklahoma City. He gained two grandkids from his second wife’s side of the family, and that just added on to the three from his side of the family. He went to medical school in Oklahoma and became a medical assistant/X-ray technician. Denson studied nursing at Oklahoma State and computer networking at Rose State and worked per-diem for about five years, doing medical assisting and nurse assisting at different hospitals around Oklahoma. He is now retired and has become an author of novels, children’s fairytales, and truthful quotes.

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