Organised by Papier
We’re excited to announce that Papier has launched its very own Book Club to spark a conversation around some of the most wonderful new literary voices. Join us for our first event with author Zakiya Dalila Harris to discuss her debut book The Other Black Girl.
You can purchase a copy of the book here but it’s not necessary to attend the event.
This Book Club will be hosted by Papier friend Kenya Hunt, Deputy Editor of Grazia & the author of Girl: Essays on Black Womanhood (book available here.)
About The Other Black Girl
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.
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 the micro-aggressions, she's thrilled when 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 cause Nella to become Public Enemy Number One and Hazel, the Office Darling.
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 realises that there is a lot more at stake than her career.
‘[This] stunning debut . . . flies into uncharted territory as a racially charged thriller/horror mash-up and perfectly sticks its unpredictable landing .Timely and timeless’ The Times
‘Bright and funny . . . You will turn page after page after page in your eagerness to unravel this unique tale’ Oyinkan Braithwaite, New York Times
About Zakiya Harris
Zakiya Dalila Harris spent three years at Knopf before leaving to write The Other Black Girl. Prior to working in publishing, she received her MFA in creative writing from the New School and she currently teaches writing to children at Writopia Lab. Her work has appeared in Guernica and she reviews for The Rumpus. She lives in New York.