The Other Black Girl
Zakiya Dalila Harris
* THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER *
‘One of the biggest reads of the summer, and for good reason’ INDEPENDENT
‘Enormously fun . . . A joyous thrill ride of a book’ VOX
‘Candice Carty-Williams’ Queenie crossed with Jordan Peele’s Get Out . . . Slick and addictive’ METRO
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.
THE BOOK EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT THIS SUMMER:
‘One of the books of the year . . . Will blow your mind’ STYLIST
‘Super-smart, dryly funny’ RED
‘Page-turning, toe-curling, thrilling. You won’t put this one down’ BLACK GIRLS BOOK CLUB FOR REFINERY29
‘Sharp, satirical and fun’ DAILY MAIL
‘Bright and funny . . . You will turn page after page in your eagerness to unravel this novel’ OYINKAN BRAITHWAITE, NEW YORK TIMES
‘The funniest, wildest, deepest, most thought-provoking ride of a book’ ATTICA LOCKE
‘The year’s most buzzed-about debut more than lives up to the hype’ i
‘Very, very funny and acutely observed’ ELIZABETH DAY
‘It should be at the top of your summer reading list’ WASHINGTON POST
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 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
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