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    The book keeper : a memoir of race, love, and legacy / Julia McKenzie Munemo
    Book | Swallow Press--Ohio University Press | 2020
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    pages cm
    Includes bibliographical references.
    Winter skin -- Blinders -- The bone clock -- Il professore -- Epilogue.
    "When a stack of pulpy paperback novels written by her long-dead father landed on Julia McKenzie Munemo's kitchen table, she-a white woman-had been married to a black man from Zimbabwe for six years and their first son was a toddler. Her alarm at the covers, which promised interracial pornography set during slavery-some of it even taking place in Africa-was matched only by her shame about her father's secret career. All she'd previously known about him was that he'd suffered from depression and delusionsand had killed himself when she was five. So she did what she always did with details about her dad, and hid the books from herself, and from her growing mixed-race family. But then, a decade later, when police shootings of African American men were moreand more in the public eye, she realized that understanding her own legacy seemed like the only way to begin to understand what was happening in her country. The Book Keeper is equal parts love story, family interrogation, and racial reckoning as Munemo comes to terms with her whiteness, and with her history"-- Provided by publisher.
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