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The Other Black Girl

(2021)
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* 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
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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.

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THE BOOK EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT THIS SUMMER:

'A 2021 essential read' STYLIST

'Super-smart, dryly funny' RED

'You won't put this one down' BLACK GIRLS BOOK CLUB FOR REFINERY29

'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



Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"I tore through Zakiya Dalila Harris's The Other Black Girl, a hilarious yet spine-chilling send-up of the whiteness of the publishing world, with my jaw on the floor. Its detailed dissection of the complex forces that curtail Black ambition is by turns tender and utterly lacerating, combining the nuance of a Kiley Reid with the twisted gut-punches of Bamboozled. It draws you in with a laugh and a smile, then shoves you into a nightmare you won't be able to shake off. A simply brilliant debut." - Amy Gentry

"Wise and funny and it does what the best books do—it opens up a whole world of two young Black women in the very white world of publishing, making the narrative both eye-opening social commentary and a delicious thriller. A mega-talented new author who deserves all the buzz building for her now—and every accolade she is surely going to get." - Caroline Leavitt

"OMG, as the kids say. This is the funniest, wildest, deepest, most thought-provoking ride of a book. I have been Nella. Every black woman has been Nella. Zakiya Dalila Harris has pulled back the curtain on the publishing industry, but in doing so, she has also perfectly captured a social dynamic that exists in job cultures as varied as tech, finance, academia, even retail and fast food. Oh, beware of the 'OBGs'—Other Black Girls—y’all. As we should all be aware of the psychic cost to black women of making ourselves palatable to institutions that use our cultural cache for their own ends while disregarding any part of our hearts and minds that they either can’t or won’t understand." - Attica Locke

"Electrifying and ingenious, Zakiya Dalila Harris's The Other Black Girl is essential reading!" - Terry McMillan

"Witty, inventive, and smart, The Other Black Girl goes deeper to take on class privilege, race, and gender in a narrative that slyly plays along the edges of convention. Zakiya Dalila Harris’s debut is a brilliant combustion of suspense, horror, and social commentary that leaves no assumption unchallenged and no page unturned." - Walter Mosley

"The Other Black Girl is a brilliant, witty, thought-provoking book readers will find hard to put down. Full of twists, Harris has delivered a riveting account of the power dynamics Black women must navigate." - Maurice Carlos Ruffin

"Riveting, fearless, and vividly original. This is an exciting debut." - Emily St. John Mandel

"An intimate and specific look at the joys and pains of being a Black woman, especially one working in a majority-white industry... The Other Black Girl is hysterical, intimate, and warm—and bristling with dread. Every page pulls you deeper into the nightmare, coiling tighter and tighter until before you know it, there's no escape." - Elisabeth Thomas


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June 2021 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Other Black Girl: 'Get Out meets The Devil Wears Prada' Cosmopolitan
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ISBN: 1-5266-3037-0 / 978-1-5266-3037-7 (UK edition)
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Title: The Other Black Girl
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ISBN: 1-4328-8752-1 / 978-1-4328-8752-0 (USA edition)
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June 2021 : Hardback
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Title: The Other Black Girl: A Novel
Author(s): Harris, Zakiya Dalila
ISBN: 1-982160-13-6 / 978-1-982160-13-5
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June 2021 : Paperback
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Title: Other Black Girl (Export)
Author(s): Zakiya Dalila Harris
ISBN: 1-982182-12-1 / 978-1-982182-12-0
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June 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Other Black Girl: 'Get Out meets The Devil Wears Prada' Cosmopolitan
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ISBN: 1-5266-3038-9 / 978-1-5266-3038-4 (UK edition)
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June 2021 : Paperback
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Title: The Other Black Girl: A Novel
Author(s): Zakiya Dalila Harris
ISBN: 1-982180-22-6 / 978-1-982180-22-5
Publisher: Atria Books
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June 2021 : Audio CD
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Title: The Other Black Girl
Author(s): Zakiya Dalila Harris
ISBN: 1-79712-475-7 / 978-1-79712-475-9
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June 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Other Black Girl
Author(s): Zakiya Dalila Harris
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
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June 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Other Black Girl
Author(s): Zakiya Dalila Harris
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing Plc
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Other Black Girl: A Novel
Author(s): Zakiya Dalila Harris
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon   


June 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Other Black Girl: A Novel
Author(s): Zakiya Dalila Harris
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

June 2021 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Other Black Girl: 'Get Out meets The Devil Wears Prada' Cosmopolitan
Author(s): Zakiya Dalila Harris
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


June 2021 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Other Black Girl: A Novel
Author(s): Zakiya Dalila Harris
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA