This collection of autobiographical essays is exquisite. Personal and universal Bernard doesn’t answer any questions about mixed race lives and experiences, but she does present them. Reading “Black is the Body” will give you pause and change the way you look at the world.
— Sarah Bagby
About the Author
EMILY BERNARD was born and grew up in Nashville, Tennessee, and received her PhD in American studies from Yale University. She has been the recipient of grants from the Ford Foundation, the NEH, and a W. E. B. Du Bois Resident Fellowship at Harvard University. Her essays have been published in journals and anthologies, among them The American Scholar, Best American Essays, and Best African American Essays. She is the Julian Lindsay Green & Good Professor of English at the University of Vermont.