The Other Black Girl

The Other Black Girl


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Get Out meets The Stepford Wives in this electric debut about the tension that unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of New York City book publishing.

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 microaggressions, she’s thrilled when Harlem-born and bred 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 elevates Hazel to Office Darling, and Nella is left in the dust.

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 realizes that there’s a lot more at stake than just her career.

A whip-smart and dynamic thriller and sly social commentary that is perfect for anyone who has ever felt manipulated, threatened, or overlooked in the workplace, The Other Black Girl will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last twist.

Title:The Other Black Girl
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    The Other Black Girl Reviews

  • Emily May

    If, when scanning the description for this book, your eye was caught by The Devil Wears Prada comparison, I strongly suggest you move your eyes over a couple of words and take a good long look at the ...

  • BookOfCinz

    WHERE WAS THE EDITOR? I took my time to write this review because I did not want to write this review while I was mad. For one, whenever I write a review when I am mad, I end up regretting it and it...

  • myo (myonna reads)

    i hate this book, i hate that everything is compared to get out, i hate nella, i hate that they bring up black twitter so much and i hate the plot twist. will give a better review laterrecently i’ve...

  • MarilynW

    The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris The story starts thirty years earlier as a black woman boards an almost empty train. She's running from somebody or something and she is literally trying ...

  • megs_bookrack

    **4.5-stars rounded up**The Other Black Girl is a super-smart debut that would make a great freaking movie. I really enjoyed my time reading it.It's hard to categorize what exactly this book is. While...

  • Juanita, a bookish vegan

    This book may have been written by a Black woman but it was not written for Black women. You either get this statement or you don’t. I was really looking forward to the release date for this book. T...

  • Paromjit

    This is not a story I saw coming, partly because I was misled by the blurb for Zakiya Dalila Harris's novel comparing it to The Devil Wears Prada and a workplace comedy drama this is not. It is a chil...

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    Micro aggressions in the office environment and rising discrimination, marginalization of coworkers at the publishing industry! Wow! What a realistic, whirlwind, impeccably analyzed concept and excell...

  • Paris (parisperusing)

    Bumping this one up to 3.5 stars instead of 3, purely for the risks taken with this book. I came verrrrry close to giving this book a lower rating than that, so yeah, I am being generous.The Other Bla...

  • Dorie  - Cats&Books :)

    This novel was nothing like what I was expecting. I was hoping for an intelligent story about the lack of diversity in the publishing industry. I admit I know nothing about this subject and that’s w...