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Kristal Brent Zook

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Kristal Brent Zook

Kristal Brent Zook is an award-winning contributing writer at Essence magazine, author of three books, and director of the M.A. Journalism Program at Hofstra University in New York. Follow her @KristalZook


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Anthropologist, novelist, folklorist, essayist and luminary of the
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almost immediately upon her arrival in New York City in 1