An electric debut about the tension that unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of book publishing.
Part office satire, part thriller with a twist, this is a fresh and original take on race and class in the publishing industry ~ Guardian
Witty, inventive and smart… A brilliant combustion of suspense, horror and social commentary that leaves no assumption unchallenged and no page unturned~ Walter Mosley
The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris
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.
Dark, funny and furiously entertaining, The Other Black Girl will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last twist.