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Author: Zakiya Dalila Harris Narrator: Bahni Turpin, Heather Alicia Simms, Aja Naomi King, Joniece Abbott-Pratt Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Audio Length: Release Date: June 2021 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9781797124766

Publisher Description

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 is 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 is 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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  • “A thrilling, edgier Devil Wears Prada that explores privilege and racism.”

    - Washington Post
  • “A sly satire and thriller rolled into one.”

    - BBC
  • “Filled with twists both unsettling and unexpected…such a timely read.”

    - Time
  • “[A] buzzy debut set in publishing that explores race and class in the workplace.”

    - The Guardian (London)
  • “While the plot takes a darker turn into thriller territory, this read is ideal for anyone who has ever felt manipulated, threatened, or dismissed in the workplace.”

    - Fortune
  • “A can’t-miss title for 2021.”

    - Harper’s Bazaar
  • “A whip-smart and dynamic thriller and sly social commentary.”

    - The Rumpus
  • “A dazzling, darkly humorous story…The novel overflows with witty dialogue and skillfully drawn characters.”

    - Publishers Weekly (starred review)


  • A Marie Claire Magazine Pick of 2021's Must-Reads
  • A Time Magazine Pick of Most Anticipated Books of 2021
  • A Washington Post Pick of Best Upcoming Books
  • A Parade Magazine Pick of 2021's Most Anticipated Books

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About the Author

Zakiya Dalila Harris spent nearly three years in the editorial department at Knopf/Doubleday publishing company before leaving to write her debut novel The Other Black Girl. She received her MFA degree in creative writing from The New School. Her essays and book reviews have appeared in Guernica and The Rumpus.

About the Narrators

Bahni Turpin, winner of numerous AudioFile Earphones Awards and several prestigious Audie Awards for her narrations, was named a “Golden Voice” by AudioFile magazine in 2019. Publishers Weekly magazine named her Narrator of the Year for 2016. She is an ensemble member of the Cornerstone Theater Company in Los Angeles. She has guest starred in many television series, including NYPD Blue, Law & Order, Six Feet Under, Cold Case, What about Brian, and The Comeback. Film credits include Brokedown Palace, Crossroads, and Daughters of the Dust. She is also a member of the recording cast of The Help, which won numerous awards.

Heather Alicia Simms is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator, finalist for an Audie Award, and an actress. Her filmography includes Broken Flowers, Flutter Kick, Shock Act, Kingscounty, Head of State, Third Watch, and others. She also provided voice acting for the video game Red Dead Revolver.

Joniece Abbott-Pratt has narrated many audiobooks for children, young adults, and adults. She has won several AudioFile Earphones Awards and in 2021 was a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for Best Fantasy Narration. She earned an MFA degree in acting from the University of Iowa and has performed on regional theater stages across the country, including the Public Theater in New York City. She has also appeared on television shows, including The Good Fight, Law and Order: SVU, Luke Cage, and Orange Is the New Black, and has voiced commercials and projects for US Bank, Johnson & Johnson, and others.