A Night In with Zakiya Dalila Harris
To mark the publication of The Other Black Girl
This event is now available to watch on demand until 9th June.
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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.
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.
Join Zakiya for this exclusive event, as she explores the inspiration behind her first novel, and how her publishing experiences have fed into her writing.
With TV rights already optioned by Hulu, Zakiya’s razor-edged debut is at once a gripping thriller and a shrewd piece of social commentary. Don’t miss this whip-smart and dynamic conversation about one of 2021’s biggest debuts.
‘The Other Black Girl is hysterical, intimate, and warm—and bristling with dread. Every page pulls you deeper into the nightmare, coiling tighter and tighter until before you know it, there's no escape’ Elisabeth Thomas