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'The year's most buzzed-about debut' i A Highlight for 2021 from: Guardian * TIME * Independent * Evening Standard * BBC * Stylist * Irish Times * i * Harper's Bazaar * Washington Post * Fortune * Entertainment Weekly * The Sun Twenty-six-year-old editorial assistant Nella Rogers is tired of being the only Black employee at Wagner Books. Fed up with the isolation and the micro-aggressions, she's thrilled when Hazel starts working in the cubicle beside hers. They've only just started comparing natural hair care regimens, though, when a string of uncomfortable events cause Nella to become Public Enemy Number One and Hazel, the Office Darling. Then the notes begin to appear on Nella's desk: LEAVE WAGNER. NOW. It's hard to believe Hazel is behind these hostile messages. But as Nella starts to spiral and obsess over the sinister forces at play, she soon realises that there is a lot more at stake than her career. A whip-smart and dynamic thriller and sly social commentary, The Other Black Girl will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last twist. 'Riveting, fearless and vividly original' Emily St. John Mandel 'The Get Out meets The Devil Wears Prada crossover you've been waiting for' Cosmopolitan 'A thriller that's funny, compelling and also a searing look at race' Stylist 'Filled with twists both unsettling and unexpected' TIME

 

Details

ISBN: 9781526630384
Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 368
Publication Date: 1 Jun 2021
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Dimensions (cm): 23.4(H) x 15.3(L) x 0(W)

 

Reviews

A bitingly satirical novel about race and the workplace * Independent *
Zakiya Dalila Harris is set to be one of 2021's biggest breakout names. Buckle up for a highly entertaining ride that will make some waves this summer * Stylist *
Packed full of shrewd observations on power struggles and strength, this is unputdownable * Cosmopolitan UK *
I loved it! This is one of the cleverest books I've read for years . . . The subtlety of Nella's character is incredible . . . so brilliantly fine-tuned. I fully expect to see this book sweeping all the prize lists' Natasha Pulley -- Natasha Pulley
A smart riff on black horror, the publishing world, and the realities of being black and female * i *
The funniest, wildest, deepest, most thought-provoking ride of a book -- Attica Locke
Ideal for anyone who has ever felt manipulated, threatened, or dismissed in the workplace * Fortune *
Witty, inventive and smart . . . A brilliant combustion of suspense, horror and social commentary that leaves no assumption unchallenged and no page unturned -- Walter Mosley

 

Author Biography

Zakiya Dalila Harris spent three years at Knopf before leaving to write The Other Black Girl. Prior to working in publishing, she received her MFA in creative writing from the New School and she currently teaches writing to children at Writopia Lab. Her work has appeared in Guernica and she reviews for The Rumpus. She lives in New York.

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