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Black Is the Body

Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine

by Emily Bernard

Hardcover, 217 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $25.95 |

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

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A collection of personal essays explores the complexities and paradoxes of growing up black in the South with a white surname as well as the author's experiences with interracial marriage, international adoption, and teaching at a Northern white college.

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