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L & D

By Sikivu Hutchinson What would have been my life is blackness.  But here I am on my skateboard.  Kick, ride, kick.  Black as the rhythm of stones being thrown against a car bumper or respirators sighing in unison, marking time … Continue reading

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Nashville, 1978

  Sound check.  Cochlea peeling feedback.  Tuning till doomsday, then more tuning.  Roadies flopping and panting across the stage, lion taming cables, speakers, amps. C to E minor was home for her. Shudder, slide, shudder. Then thump the strings with … Continue reading

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The Monstrosity

On Rory: It was the humming that got her.  The spontaneous eruptions at the grocery store when Rory was in line with her lethal favorites, a bottle of Jack Beam and a can of creamed corn.  The floating slips of … Continue reading

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White Nights, Black Paradise film: Casting Multi-generational Black Actresses

We’re currently casting for a short film treatment of White Nights, Black Paradise in the L.A. area, looking for diverse Black women 30s-60s, queer, trans, straight  (and a few white folk): Abbreviated CAST Taryn Strayer, an African American accountant in her … Continue reading

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White Nights, Black Paradise: The Players

Who is this novel about? If you’re of a certain age, you probably remember the horror of seeing pictures of the 900 plus dead bodies of Peoples Temple church members, the majority of them African American, in Jonestown, Guyana in … Continue reading

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White Nights, Black Paradise book trailer

Due November 2015

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Now Available from Infidel Books

“So much conversation regarding atheism and humanism gains no traction, and does little to push beyond areas of comfort and well worn arguments. Sikivu Hutchinson’s work offers an important corrective to this. With clear and sharp insights, Hutchinson pushes readers … Continue reading

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The Ghost

By Sikivu Hutchinson (from White Nights, Black Paradise) The night watchwoman does not drink coffee. She never pees. Never leaves her post for a smoke break, a phone call, a fart in the subzero weather that’s kicked in the teeth … Continue reading

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Mutiny of Sons

On Jim Jones’ black and white sons, excerpt from White Nights, Black Paradise: “Could he cut himself open and quarantine the genes that were his father’s for an hour, a day, a year?” Continue reading

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The Monster at the End of This Book

From, White Nights, Black Paradise Black is surely Beautiful. The signs from our classroom float in the air, curling from the heat, rain and dried blood. We like to read. We like to play. We count down the seconds until recess. … Continue reading

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