The Resource 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, Emily Bernard

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Black is the body : stories from my grandmother's time, my mother's time, and mine
Title
Black is the body
Title remainder
stories from my grandmother's time, my mother's time, and mine
Statement of responsibility
Emily Bernard
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
  • "A collection of essays on race"--
  • "An extraordinary exquisitely written memoir (of sorts) that looks at race in a fearless, penetrating, honest, true way. ... 'I am black-and brown, too,' writes Emily Bernard. 'Brown is the body I was born into. Black is the body of the stories I tell.' These twelve telltale, connected, deeply personal essays 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 New England today. The storytelling, and the mystery of Bernard's storytelling, of getting to the truth, begins with a stabbing in a New England college town. Bernard writes how, when she was a graduate student at Yale, she walked into a coffee shop and, along with six other people, was randomly attacked by a stranger with a knife. 'I was not stabbed because I was black,' she writes (the attacker was white), 'but I have always viewed the violence I survived as a metaphor for the violent encounter that has generally characterized American race relations. ... There was no connection between us ... yet we were suddenly and irreparably bound by a knife, an attachment that cost us both: him, his freedom; me, my wholeness.' Bernard explores how that bizarre act of violence set her free and unleashed the storyteller in her ('The equation of writing and regeneration is fundamental to black American experience'). Each essay goes beyond a narrative of black innocence and white guilt; each is anchored in a mystery; each sets out to discover a new way of telling the truth as Bernard has lived it. And what most interests Bernard is looking at 'blackness at its borders, where it meets whiteness, in fear and hope, in anguish and love.'"--Dust jacket
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bernard, Emily
Dewey number
305.48/896073
Index
no index present
LC call number
E185.97.B337
LC item number
A3 2019
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bernard, Emily
  • African American women
  • African Americans
  • United States
Label
Black is the body : stories from my grandmother's time, my mother's time, and mine, Emily Bernard
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Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Scar tissue -- Teaching the N-word -- Interstates -- Mother on Earth -- Black is the body -- Skin -- White friend -- Her glory -- Motherland -- Going home -- People like me -- Epilogue: my turn
Control code
ocn1035464449
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 217 pages
Isbn
9780451493026
Lccn
2018022594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028891515
System control number
(OCoLC)1035464449
Label
Black is the body : stories from my grandmother's time, my mother's time, and mine, Emily Bernard
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi book."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Scar tissue -- Teaching the N-word -- Interstates -- Mother on Earth -- Black is the body -- Skin -- White friend -- Her glory -- Motherland -- Going home -- People like me -- Epilogue: my turn
Control code
ocn1035464449
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiii, 217 pages
Isbn
9780451493026
Lccn
2018022594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028891515
System control number
(OCoLC)1035464449

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