国自产精品手机在线视频 好大哥dgdg 两个人的免费视频完整版 野花在线观看免费视频 影视大全 四虎影院 两个人的免费视频完整版 四虎影院 影视大全高清版 两个人的免费视频完整版 嫩草官网 嫩草视频 嫩草官网 嫩草视频 骚虎视频入口 啦啦啦免费观看视频6 两个人的免费视频完整版 两个人的免费视频完整版 国自产精品手机在线视频 午夜视频 影视大全高清版 免费无限资源 嫩草官网 嫩草视频 影视大全 啦啦啦免费观看视频6 两个人的免费视频完整版 两个人的免费视频完整版 两个人的免费视频完整版 野花在线观看免费视频 两个人的免费视频完整版 午夜视频 两个人的免费视频完整版 嫩草官网 啦啦啦免费观看视频6 国自产精品手机在线视频 嫩草官网 四虎影院 影视大全免费追剧 免费无限资源 国自产精品手机在线视频 嫩草官网 野花在线观看免费视频 影视大全免费追剧 四虎影院 啦啦啦免费观看视频6 嫩草视频 国自产精品手机在线视频 啦啦啦免费观看视频6 免费无限资源 两个人的免费视频完整版 两个人的免费视频完整版 四虎影院 影视大全 骚虎官网 嫩草视频 嫩草官网 免费无限资源 嫩草视频 骚虎视频 嫩草视频 好大哥dgdg 野花在线观看免费视频 啦啦啦免费观看视频6 影视大全 嫩草视频 骚虎视频入口 啦啦啦免费观看视频6 骚虎官网 野花在线观看免费视频 两个人的免费视频完整版 两个人的免费视频完整版 嫩草官网 嫩草官网 影视大全 午夜视频 影视大全 影视大全 影视大全免费追剧 影视大全免费追剧 好大哥dgdg 影视大全高清版 影视大全 四虎影院 好大哥dgdg 嫩草视频 骚虎视频入口 野花在线观看免费视频 啦啦啦免费观看视频6 嫩草官网 嫩草官网 两个人的免费视频完整版 24小时日本在线视频 骚虎视频 嫩草视频 国自产精品手机在线视频 四虎影院 国自产精品手机在线视频 嫩草官网 啦啦啦免费观看视频6 影视大全 影视大全 啦啦啦免费观看视频6 四虎影院 影视大全高清版 国自产精品手机在线视频 午夜视频 嫩草视频 四虎影院 国自产精品手机在线视频 两个人的免费视频完整版 嫩草官网 嫩草视频 野花在线观看免费视频 嫩草视频 国自产精品手机在线视频 国自产精品手机在线视频 好大哥dgdg 两个人的免费视频完整版 午夜视频 嫩草视频 骚虎视频入口 骚虎视频入口 啦啦啦免费观看视频6 国自产精品手机在线视频 影视大全免费追剧 两个人的免费视频完整版 骚虎视频 骚虎视频入口 嫩草官网 好大哥dgdg 国自产精品手机在线视频 国自产精品手机在线视频 嫩草官网 好大哥dgdg 野花在线观看免费视频 野花在线观看免费视频 24小时日本在线视频 骚虎视频 啦啦啦免费观看视频6 野花在线观看免费视频 24小时日本在线视频 好大哥dgdg 影视大全高清版 影视大全 骚虎官网 国自产精品手机在线视频 嫩草视频 影视大全高清版 啦啦啦免费观看视频6
Skip to Main Content

The Other Black Girl

A Novel

LIST PRICE $24.99
PRICE MAY VARY BY RETAILER
See More Retailers

A Good Morning America, Esquire, and Read with Marie Claire Book Club Pick and a People Magazine Best Book of Summer

Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2021 by Time, The Washington Post, Harper’s Bazaar, Entertainment Weekly, Marie Claire, Bustle, BuzzFeed, Parade, Goodreads, Fortune, and BBC

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’s 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’s 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.

This reading group guide for The Other Black Girl includes an introduction, discussion questions, and ideas for enhancing your book club. The suggested questions are intended to help your reading group find new and interesting angles and topics for your discussion. We hope that these ideas will enrich your conversation and increase your enjoyment of the book.

Introduction

Two young Black women, Nella and Hazel, meet against the starkly white backdrop of New York City book publishing. While working together at Wagner Books, they’ve only just started swapping natural hair-care tips when a string of uncomfortable events elevates Hazel to office darling, and leaves Nella in the dust. Then the notes begin to appear on Nella’s desk: LEAVE WAGNER. NOW. A whip-smart, satirical and dynamic thriller, The Other Black Girl is a 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.

Topics & Questions for Discussion

1. Why do you think the author set this novel in the book publishing industry? How would the story unfold in another setting? How would it be similar or different?

2. Recalling Colin Franklin’s novel, Needles and Pins, have you ever read a book that was problematic? What was the title and what made it problematic? Why do you think it was able to get published? Was Nella right about confronting Colin about the stereotypes in Needles and Pins?

3. At what point in the story did you feel suspicious of Hazel? What made her more likable to people in the office?

4. The code question to enter the Resistance is, if an asteroid crashes into the Earth and destroys all Black folk except one, who do you save: Stacey Dash or Ben Carson? Why do think the author chose Stacey and Ben specifically? Would they be considered OBGs? How would you answer the code question and why?

5. How do you feel about Nella and Owen’s relationship? Does he truly understand the microaggressions Nella experiences at work? Do you think she feels guilt or insecurities about having a boyfriend who is white?

6. Nella appears to be embarrassed by her inability to tie scarves, and about not making Black friends sooner or joining a Black sorority in college. Why does Nella question her Blackness? Do you think she’s too hard on herself?

7. Why do you think the author wanted to highlight how Black women feel competitive toward one another in white corporate America? How do you think people feel when they are the only person of color at work? Why might people of color feel competitive in white work spaces?

8. In the novel, Diana and Kendra Rae posed for a 1980s magazine article titled “A New Era in Publishing?” How has publishing changed since the ’80s? Consider the kinds of books that are published today. Are we currently in a new era of publishing?

9. What is Richard’s role in the novel? Why is he threatened by Black women? How does he benefit from “fixing” Black women?

10. What does this book say about code-switching and selling out? What, if anything, separates the two? What are examples of code-switching?

11. What is the significance and importance of hair to Black women? Why do you think Black women take such pride in their hair?

12. Malaika and Nella have a very close friendship. How is the relationship between Nella and Malaika ultimately similar to the relationship of Kendra Rae and Diana?

13. Did the ending make you more optimistic or fearful? How could the Resistance stop OBGs? What could they have done differently to stop Hazel?

Enhance Your Book Club

1. Was there ever a time that you felt othered or different during you education or in your workplace? How did you overcome this? What made you different from others?

2. The Other Black Girl has been compared to many movies: The Devil Wears Prada, The Stepford Wives, and Get Out. What movie would you compare it to? With your book club, have a movie night and watch a film that reminds you of the novel.

3. The Other Black Girl will soon be a Hulu series. Discuss which actors you would cast. Is there anything about the novel that you would change for the series?
Photograph by Nicole Mondestin

Zakiya Dalila Harris spent nearly three years in editorial at Knopf/Doubleday 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 CosmopolitanGuernica, and The Rumpus. She lives in Brooklyn.

“I can’t remember the last time I was this certain that a book was going to set the world on fire. Urgent, propulsive, brilliant, and biting, The Other Black Girl is a psychological masterpiece, where microaggressions and gaslighting turn a company’s ‘civilized’ atmosphere into a slowly unraveling horror. Zakiya Dalila Harris is a storyteller of the highest order and she will sear Nella Rogers into your consciousness. I hope you are as overcome as I was when turning the pages of this mind-blowing and important book, and that you will join me in celebrating the arrival of this major new literary talent.”

—Lindsay S., VP, Editorial Director, on The Other Black Girl

“Filled with twists both unsettling and unexpected . . .?such a?timely read.”?—TIME

“A thrilling, edgier Devil Wears Prada that explores privilege and racism.”?Washington Post

“[A] buzzy debut set in publishing that explores race and class in the workplace.” —The Guardian

“A sly satire and thriller rolled into one.”
—BBC

“Riveting, fearless, and vividly original. This is an exciting debut.”?—EMILY ST. JOHN MANDEL, New York Times bestselling author of The Glass Hotel

西瓜影视_西瓜影音_西瓜电影电视剧在线观看-西瓜网-西瓜影院 骚虎视频官方-房事视频免费看 四虎视频官方-女人本色高清视频 午夜视频官方-24小时日本在线视频 野花在线官方-影视大全 久草视频入口-嫩草视频官网 小草视频入口-两个人观看野花免费视频 嫩草视频入口-大片免费视频 好大哥视频-好大哥dgdg