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Black is the body : stories from my grandmother's time, my mother's time, and mine / by Emily Bernard.

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  • 3 of 3 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Carnegie PL of Steuben Co - Angola 305.48 BER (Text) 33118000189759 Adult: New Book Available -
Fayette Co PL - Connersville 921 BER (Text) 39230031936485 Adult New Books Available -
Plainfield-Guilford Twp PL - Plainfield 921 Bernard (Text) 31208912619527 non-fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780451493026
  • ISBN: 0451493028
  • Physical Description: xiii, 217 pages ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"This is a Borzoi book."
Formatted Contents Note:
Going home -- Scar tissue -- Teaching the N word -- Interstates -- Mother on Earth -- Black is the body -- Skin -- White friend -- Her glory -- Motherland -- People like me -- Epilogue: my turn.
Summary, etc.:
"A collection of essays on race"-- Provided by publisher.
An extraordinary, exquisitely written memoir (of sorts) that looks at race--in a fearless, penetrating, honest, true way--in twelve telltale, connected, deeply personal essays that explore, up-close, the complexities and paradoxes, the haunting memories and ambushing realities of growing up black in the South with a family name inherited from a white man, of getting a PhD from Yale, of marrying a white man from the North, of adopting two babies from Ethiopia, of teaching at a white college and living in America's New England today.
Subject: Bernard, Emily, 1967-
African American women > Biography.
African Americans > Social conditions > 21st century.
United States > Race relations.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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