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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I Am Jane Roe – our hip hop resistance anthem for the fight for reproductive justice

This morning, I had to explain to my kid that something big had happened. We knew it was coming, but that didn’t make it any easier to say that the … Continue reading

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