55 pages 1 hour read

Zakiya Dalila Harris

The Other Black Girl

Fiction | Novel | Adult | Published in 2021

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The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris follows Nella Rogers, the only Black woman at Wagner Books in 2018, whose life unravels after the hiring of another Black woman, Hazel-May McCall. As office politics and racial tensions rise, Nella receives threatening notes and learns of a sinister scheme targeting Black women in the workplace, leading to her involvement in the Resistance. The novel explores systemic and internalized racism, workplace privilege, and the role of media in racial representations.

Reviews & Readership

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Zakiya Dalila Harris's The Other Black Girl masterfully blends suspense and social commentary, captivating readers with its nuanced exploration of race and workplace dynamics. Critics praise its sharp wit and compelling narrative. However, some note that the pacing can be uneven and certain plot developments feel forced. Overall, a thought-provoking debut.

Who should read this

Who Should Read The Other Black Girl?

A reader who would enjoy The Other Black Girl by Zakiya Dalila Harris is likely interested in contemporary social issues, especially related to race and workplace dynamics. Fans of Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid and Get Out-style psychological thrillers will find its blend of sharp social commentary and suspense particularly captivating.

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Book Details


Horror / Thriller / Suspense Fiction



Race / Racism


Identity: Race

Identity: Femininity

Values/Ideas: Truth & Lies