Tattered Cover, in partnership with Books&Books, Harvard Book Store and Politics and Prose, welcomes author Zakiya Dalila Harris to talk about her new book The Other Black Girl on Thursday June 3rd at 6pm MT. She will be in conversation with Riley Sager.
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, The Other Black Girl is perfect for anyone who has ever felt manipulated, threatened, or overlooked in the workplace. “A thrilling, edgier “Devil Wears Prada” that explores privilege and racism,” (Washington Post), The Other Black Girl will keep you on the edge of your seat until the very last twist on the very last page.
ZAKIYA DALILA HARRIS spent nearly three years in editorial at Knopf/Doubleday before leaving to write her debut novel The Other Black Girl. Prior to working in publishing, Zakiya received her MFA in creative writing from The New School. Her essays and book reviews have appeared in Guernica and The Rumpus.
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