Black is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine. Emily Bernard.

Black is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine

New York: Vintage Books, 2019. First Paperback Edition. Paperback. 217pp. Octavo [20.5cm]. Printed wraps. New. Item #58111
ISBN: 9781101972410

"In these twelve deeply personal, connected essays, Bernard details the experience of growing up black in the south with a family name inherited from a white man, surviving a random stabbing at a New Haven coffee shop, marrying a white man from the North and bringing him home to her family, adopting two children from Ethiopia, and living and teaching in a primarily white New England college town. Each of these essays sets out to discover a new way of talking about race and of telling the truth as the author has lived it. 'Blackness is an art, not a science. It is a paradox: intangible and visceral; a situation and a story. It is the thread that connects these essays, but its significance as an experience emerges randomly, unpredictably. . . . Race is the story of my life, and therefore black is the body of this book.'"

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