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The Complexities of Writing About Race and Identity

In this intimate Q&A, three authors discuss how they’re changing the narratives about people of color

This conversation has been lightly edited for space and clarity.

ZORA: T. Kira, your book, “Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls,” isn’t




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Kristal Brent Zook

Kristal Brent Zook

Award-winning journalist. Women, social justice, race, health, spirit. kristalbrentzook.com authory.com/KristalBrentZook @HofstraU

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