And when my time is up, have I done enough? Will they tell my story? Jahani is the story of a young male facing the stereotypes of a young African-American man in America with a mother battling addiction and a father who isn't apart of the picture. Determined not to let deadbeats and druggies to shape his future. Determined to use whatever tools he can to shape the world to his will. The odds are against him and the last thing he's thinking of is love so when his right hand man, Slim, drags to some house party he doesn't expect to meet the eyes of the mugging beauty in the corner. Lust turning to love unexpectedly the uttering and terrifying magnificence of loving one another draws the two away from each other-entering a state of denial how much they need one another. The bitterness, ugliness and beauty in the relationship as well as them as individuals is stripped down to the bare essence in this novel. Jahani.