The Other Black Girl - by Zakiya Dalila Harris

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Dimensions (Overall): 9 Inches (H) x 1 Inches (W) x 6 Inches (D)
Weight: 1 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 368
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Literary
Publisher: Atria Books
Format: Hardcover
Author: Zakiya Dalila Harris
Language: English
Street Date: June 1, 2021
TCIN: 81968586
UPC: 9781982160135
Item Number (DPCI): 059-01-6567
Origin: Made in the USA


Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by Time, The Washington Post, Harper's Bazaar, Entertainment Weekly, Marie Claire, BuzzFeed, Parade, Goodreads, Fortune, and BBC

"Riveting, fearless, and vividly original." --Emily St. John Mandel, New York Times bestselling author of The Glass Hotel

"A thrilling, edgier Devil Wears Prada that explores privilege and racism." --The Washington Post

Urgent, propulsive, and sharp as a knife, The Other Black Girl is an 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.

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3.0 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews
50% would recommend
2 recommendations

Um, what did I just read?? It was as flat as a the pages itself

1 out of 5 stars
Would not recommend
Ari - 10 months ago, Verified purchaser
Suspense? No Thriller? No Fiction? Yes It took me over 3 months to finish this book! It was excruciatingly slow and overwritten. There was nothing really happening for a lot of this book. The looooong inner dialogue and all the multiple voices/POV were distracting from the story. It jumped back and forth from the 80s to present day between chapters; It was all just really hard to follow. The author was trying to tie these stories and experiences together and it was not working for me. I wish I had a character guide with pictures or something to help me keep up. I dreaded when a chapter would end because it usually jumped to another time period involving other characters and I didn’t know wtf was going on. To be honest, this might be better as a movie or limited series because it did not transcend onto the pages. A lot of the action was happening off page in this book and that was really a mistake. Also, the whole plot wrapped up in the last 30 or so pages. So for the previous 300 pages, it was giving absolutely nothing. Boy was the ending UNSATISFACTORY and incomplete. Furthermore, I understand that this was a fiction and probably a satire but it was problematic. I don’t like what it perpetuates and it’s not for black women. IYKYK. If you make it half way through this book and get bored, you can just skip to the end. There really needs to be a sequel to this but I probably wouldn’t bother reading it. I don’t want to waste another 3 months.
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I would recommend for a slow day.

3 out of 5 stars
Britt - 1 year ago, Verified purchaser
This book had a lot of potential. I felt like everything happened in the last 3 chapters of the book. Unexpected ending for as well.
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Fascinating read

5 out of 5 stars
Would recommend
JazzyGirl - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
Fascinating read! Compelling and thoughtful with a twist.
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