Aya de Leon

author – activist – faculty – mom

Aya’s novel SIDE CHICK NATION out 6/25: first published novel of Hurricane Maria

On June 25th, SIDE CHICK NATION will be the first novel to be published about Hurricane Maria, from Kensington Publishing. Aya’s fourth “Justice Hustlers” feminist heist novel, which follows UPTOWN … 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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Delia Borbón & the People of Puerto Rico vs. Ricardo Roselló: a #RickyResign short story

Given all that’s going on in Puerto Rico right now, with the people rising up against corruption in government, I couldn’t find words for it. But I was inspired by … Continue reading

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