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The Other Black Girl: 'Get Out meets The Devil Wears Prada' Cosmopolitan Paperback – 9 Jun. 2022

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Part office satire, part thriller with a twist, this is a fresh and original take on race and class in the publishing industry . A satire that uproots the insidious ways race and class merge in office dialogue and politics, and a thriller with echoes of the great science fiction writer Octavia Butler ― Guardian

Zakiya Dalila Harris has written one of the books of the year. Piercing and funny . . . The book builds up to a climax that really will blow your mind ― Stylist

Weaving in important discussions around race, navigating white spaces and the corporate world, this is
a vital piece of literature that will have you howling and wincing at the same timeRefinery29 UK

stunning debut . . . flies into uncharted territory as a racially charged thriller/horror mash-up and perfectly sticks its unpredictable landing . . . Timely and timeless ― Sunday Times

A horror-style take on what it means to be black in America today. .
Harris builds tension like no other - you're hugely invested in Nella's success, and the twist at the end is simply brilliant (read: terrifying) ― Independent

Bright and funny . . . You will turn page after page after page in your eagerness to unravel this unique tale -- Oyinkan Braithwaite, New York Times

bitingly satirical novel about race and the workplace ― Independent

Comparisons to Raven Leilani's Luster wouldn't be unfounded, but prepare for this novel to veer in an unexpected direction it's
part-psychological thriller, part-satire, part social-takedownIrish Times

Packed full of shrewd observations on power struggles and strength, this is
unputdownableCosmopolitan UK

I loved it! This is one of the cleverest books I've read for years . . . The subtlety of Nella's character is incredible . . . so brilliantly fine-tuned. I fully expect to see this book sweeping all the prize lists -- Natasha Pulley

Both a captivating thriller and a smart look at race, power and office politics ―

The funniest, wildest, deepest, most thought-provoking ride of a book -- Attica Locke

Ideal for anyone who has ever felt manipulated, threatened, or dismissed in the workplace ―

Witty, inventive and smart . . . A brilliant combustion of suspense, horror and social commentary that leaves no assumption unchallenged and no page unturned -- Walter Mosley

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Get Out meets The Devil Wears Prada in this electric debut about the tension that unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of book publishing.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Bloomsbury Publishing; Heruitgave edition (9 Jun. 2022)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 368 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1526630362
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1526630360
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 19.7 x 2.6 x 12.8 cm
  • Customer reviews:
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Zakiya Dalila Harris spent nearly three years in book publishing before leaving to write her debut novel The Other Black Girl. Prior to working in publishing, Zakiya received her MFA in creative writing from The New School. Her essays and book reviews have appeared in Guernica and The Rumpus. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their growing collection of plants.

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