The Opening is about a Khem (black) hue-man being named Ja, with a supreme understanding of cosmology on the planet Ubiquity, believes that the grass is greener on the other side… of the galaxy. Traveling through the Opening with his family, Ja finds Earth, the antebellum south to be exact, only to discover whites, in power and their blacks enslaved. Ja, his family and other hue-man’s endure a daily dose of psychological and physical peppering while only Leo Bonaparte, the Compound’s evil owner, knows who Ja really is. Will Ja become the planet’s slave or savior?