Ayize Jama-Everett

Ayize Jama-Everett was born in 1974 and grew up in Harlem, New York City. The holder of Master’s degrees in psychology and divinity, he has taught and served as a counselor at various schools in the San Francisco Bay Area, and traveled extensively. His self-published 2009 novel The Liminal People has since been reissued by Small Beer Press, which has also published two more books in the series.


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Open to any author writing in English about the Chicanx/Latinx experience, the Rivera Book Prize is committed to the discovery and fostering of extraordinary writing by a first-time or early career author whose work examines the long and varied contributions of Chicanx/Latinx in the US. The Rivera Book Prize aims to provide a platform that showcases the emerging literary talent of the Chicanx/Latinx community, to cultivate the next generation of Chicanx/Latinx writers, and to continue the rich literary memory of Tomás Rivera, Chicano author, poet, activist, and educator.

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