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Emily Bernard is a professor of English at the University of Vermont. Her new memoir is Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine. Alison Segar/Penguin Random House hide caption

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You'll Find 12 Fresh And Unforgettable Essays In 'Black Is The Body'

Emily Bernard was recovering from a knife attack — a "bizarre act of violence" — when she decided to write a book of essays rooted, autobiographically, in the blackness of her own body.

Emily Bernard is a professor of English at the University of Vermont. Her new memoir is Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine. Alison Segar/Penguin Random House hide caption

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You'll Find 12 Fresh And Unforgettable Essays In 'Black Is The Body'

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