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Tamika Burgess



Tamika Burgess is the author of the middle-grade novel, Sincerely Sicily. 


The book features 11-year-old Sicily, who learns to use her voice and take pride in her Black Panamanian heritage while confronting prejudice both in the classroom and at home.

“If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”

Toni Morrison


Maya Angelou

"The idea is to write it so that people hear it & it slides through the brain & goes straight to the heart."

Get to Know Tamika

Tamika Burgess is a storyteller with over a decade of novel, TV/film, and personal essay writing.  

Born to parents who migrated from Panamá, Tamika has always taken a particular interest in writing themes that explore her Black Latina identity. Because of her passion for spreading knowledge of Black Panamanian culture,

Tamika has been featured on various websites, podcasts, and panels.

When she is not writing, Tamika is somewhere cozy online shopping, sipping lemon ginger tea and reading, or listening to a podcast.

Tamika Burgess
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