Thursday, August 19, 2021

The Other Black Girl

Racism. The protagonist of Zakiya Dalila Harris’ debut novel titled, The Other Black Girl, works as an editorial assistant at prestigious publisher Wagner Books. Twenty-six-year-old Nella Rogers feels a heavy burden in the workplace as the sole Black employee and she’s frustrated that there’s little appetite among her bosses and coworkers for eliminating the forms of racism she experiences on the job. Harris disrupts the status quo by adding another young Black woman to the workplace mix. Hazel makes an immediate impact at Wagner, but Nella finds herself torn on whether the situation is better or worse for her own career. The plot is thrilling, and the satire is sharp. Rating: Four-star (I like it) Click here to purchase The Other Black Girl from

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