Sikivu Hutchinson’s White Nights, Black Paradise


David Anderson recently wrote about White Nights, Black Paradise. Check it out here:

Sikivu Hutchinson has made a truly impressive fiction debut with her first novel, White Nights, Black Paradise. She has brought a unique perspective to bear upon the story of Jim Jones, the People’s Temple movement, and the tragedy of Jonestown, one which, though fiction, sheds considerably more light upon this history than the facile depictions of the People’s Temple as a “cult.” Hutchinson is a feminist writer and activist who is probably best known as a secular humanist advocate whose book, Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars (2011), was the first book on atheism to be published by an African-American woman.

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