Author: Sikivu Hutchinson
Web link: www.sikivuhutchinson.com
Publisher: Infidel Books
Review link: Amazon
Rating: Five Stars
Reviewed by Diane Arellano originally for Amazon
Sikivu Hutchinson's Godless Americana will have you musing at the space contemporary cultural characters like Honey Boo Boo occupy and in the next breath, have you ponder the true intentions and operative strategies of political heavy weights such as Newt Gingrich.
Godless Americana is a thoughtful and beautifully written book on the broader cultural climate people of color live in. It is also, at the same time, the lens from which people of color see through. This book is the articulation of complicated daily negotiations and all too common clashes/ indignities people of color are subject to as citizens that are pathologized and marginalized by the dominant culture. Sikivu's book premieres on the heels of a sixteen year-old African-American girl who has been charged with two felonies for conducting science experiments where no one was hurt and no property damage occurred.
Sikivu: Thank you for taking the time to include the often overlooked experiences of Latinos in United States. I really appreciated the connections you illustrate between Black and Brown communities.
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