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Emily Bernard - Black Is the Body

Tuesday, February 12, 7pm
St. Louis County Library HQ, 1640 S. Lindbergh

Emily Bernard, Black is the BodyEmily Bernard’s fearless and penetrating memoir begins with an episode of violence: while a graduate student at Yale, she was working in a coffee shop when a stranger stabbed her. That shocking attack would eventually unleash the storyteller in her, and in these pages she seeks to find a language to capture the complexities of her experiences as a victim, a woman, a black American, a teacher, writer, mother, wife, and daughter. Bernard writes in Black Is the Body how each of the essays goes beyond a narrative of black innocence and white guilt, how each is anchored in a mystery, and how each sets out to discover a new way of telling the truth as the author has lived it.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 7:00pm
St. Louis County Library HQ
1640 S. Lindbergh
Saint Louis, MO 63131
Black Is the Body: Stories from My Grandmother's Time, My Mother's Time, and Mine Cover Image
ISBN: 9780451493026
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Knopf - January 29th, 2019