Meet Sikivu

Sikivu Hutchinson is an American feminist, novelist, playwright and director. She is the author of The Rock ‘n’ Roll Heretic (2021), Humanists in the Hood: Unapologetically Black, Feminist, and Heretical (2020), White Nights, Black Paradise (2015), Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars (2011), and Imagining Transit: Race, Gender, and Transportation Politics in Los Angeles (2003). Moral Combat is the first book on atheism to be published by an African-American woman. In 2013 she was named Secular Woman of the year and in 2020 she was a recipient of the Harvard Humanist of the Year award.

Sikivu Hutchinson is an American feminist, novelist, playwright and director. She is the author of The Rock ‘n’ Roll Heretic (2021), Humanists in the Hood: Unapologetically Black, Feminist, and Heretical (2020), White Nights, Black Paradise (2015), Moral Combat: Black Atheists, Gender Politics, and the Values Wars (2011), and Imagining Transit: Race, Gender, and Transportation Politics in Los Angeles (2003). Moral Combat is the first book on atheism to be published by an African-American woman. In 2013 she was named Secular Woman of the year and in 2020 she was a recipient of the Harvard Humanist of the Year award.

Antebellum Surfboard

“Antebellum Surfboard” at ArtsUpLA

In November, Sikivu performed a draft of her forthcoming original folk rock song, “Antebellum Surfboard” at the Blue Door Theater’s ArtsUpLA showcase. The song imagines a rogue Black girl surfer being conjured by the ancestors to participate in a plantation insurrection: “With her rip curl crouch on her Tubman wave Swallowing the future in a tale of antebellum headgames Whack that mole in its baby teeth Torch Sally’s Monticello crawl space   Grind 40 acres and a dead mule From the

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Medium

Black Voters’ Dangerous Dance with Trump 2.0

By Sikivu Hutchinson on Medium Word to Black voters seduced by Trump — he thinks you come from sh — thole nations, is itching to deport you, and believes Black men are wild criminals who deserve the death penalty. Unfortunately, these tip of the iceberg atrocities haven’t swayed some gullible Negroes. If early swing state polls are to be believed, the nation is hurtling full speed ahead toward a second Trump administration and Black voters are playing a key role. According to the New York

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Turbing Nov. 12

Sikivu Reading at Turbine Arts: Sunday, November 12th

On Sunday, November 12th, Sikivu will participate in Turbine Arts’ storytelling and musical performance showcase curated by Pam Noles reading excerpts from her new book The Roar of Distant Engines and Other stories and playing new original music. Performances begin at 7:30pm. Info, tickets@turbine-arts.org.

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