Aya de Leon

author – activist – faculty – mom

QUEEN OF URBAN PROPHECY out now! Aya’s first serialized novel THE MYSTERY WOMAN IN RM 3 out on Orion Magazine!

Queen of Urban Prophecy OUT NOW from Kensington Books! Also out in audio from Recorded Books. A young starlet rapper faces unexpected public scrutiny when she releases a song about … Continue reading

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ABOUT AYA

Novelist, poet, activist, mom, UC Berkeley faculty, hip hop theater artist…

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Aya’s Justice Hustlers series: UPTOWN THIEF, THE BOSS, THE ACCIDENTAL MISTRESS & SIDE CHICK NATION

Justice Hustlers reaches for a new language of urban women’s insurrection, at the intersection of wealth redistribution, sexual labor, and healthcare, all wrapped in brown romance.

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Reconciling Rage and Compassion: the Unfolding #MeToo Moment for Junot Diaz

It’s time to tell the whole truth about Junot Diaz. Last month, he came out with a powerful piece in the New Yorker about having been raped as a boy. … Continue reading

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Fall update: new book! local event! new publishing venture!

Hello folks! Hope this fall is treating you and your loved ones well, or as well as possible in these challenging times. I’m pleased to report three pieces of good … Continue reading

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Aya wins first place Independent Publisher Awards for UPTOWN THIEF, THE BOSS, THE ACCIDENTAL MISTRESS