Book Club: Zakiya Dalila Harris’ 'The Other Black Girl'

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At first it seems like a familiar story of office politics, but very soon “The Other Black Girl” unfolds into a tension-filled tale exploring performative diversity policies, unconscious bias, microaggressions and old-fashioned backstabbing. Author Zakiya Dalila Harris’ pitch perfect dialogue, pop culture witticisms, and sharp-edged satire frames the plot of one Black woman’s path to success disrupted by the hiring of another Black woman. This twisty thriller of office intrigue may offer some of the most biting social commentary of 2021. “The Other Black Girl” is Zakiya Dalila Harris’ debut novel and our July selection for “Bookmarked: The Under the Radar Book Club.”

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Zakiya Dalila Harris, author of "The Other Black Girl."

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