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Harvard Book Store Virtual Event: Zakiya Dalila Harris

June 3, 2021 @ 8:00 pm


June 3, 2021
8:00 pm
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Harvard Book Store
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Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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presenting The Other Black Girl: A Novel
in conversation with RILEY SAGER

Harvard Book Store welcomes acclaimed writer ZAKIYA DALILA HARRIS for a discussion of her highly anticipated debut novel, The Other Black Girl. She will be joined in conversation by RILEY SAGER, author of the New York Times bestsellers Final GirlsThe Last Time I Lied, and Home Before Dark. This event is co-presented by our bookseller partners Politics and Prose, Books & Books, and Tattered Cover Book Store.


There are three ticket options available for this event.

Admission Ticket – $32.25: Includes one admission link, one copy of The Other Black Girl, and one bookplate signed by the author. US shipping also included. Books will be shipped to ticket-holders following the event. Please note: we are unable to ship internationally.

Pay-What-You-Can Ticket: Includes one admission link. We suggest a $5 donation to support Harvard Book Store’s staff and our virtual event series during these difficult times. Thank you for your support!

Free RSVP Ticket: Includes one admission link. These tickets are limited in quantity.

About The Other Black Girl

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.

Praise for The Other Black Girl

“Riveting, fearless, and vividly original. This is an exciting debut.” —Emily St. John Mandel, New York Times bestselling author of The Glass Hotel

The Other Black Girl is unlike anything I’ve ever read before. Wholly original, powerful, and a gripping page turner. This is the kind of book that turns authors into stars and the readers into rabid fans. I cannot wait to see what Zakiya does next.” —Phoebe Robinson, bestselling author of You Can’t Touch My Hair

“Witty, inventive, and smart, The Other Black Girl goes deeper to take on class privilege, race, and gender in a narrative that slyly plays along the edges of convention. Zakiya Dalila Harris’s debut is a brilliant combustion of suspense, horror, and social commentary that leaves no assumption unchallenged and no page unturned.” —Walter Mosley, internationally bestselling author of Devil in a Blue Dress