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Zakiya Dalila Harris is joining us for an author chat to discuss The Other Black Girl. We are bringing in a special host, Princess Weekes also known as Melina Pendulum on Youtube to dig into this racial horror story. This is an amazingly enjoyable read and we invite all to join in on the discussion.
Pick up the syllabus for The Other Black Girl, then join us for what is sure to be an explosive Live Discussion!
July 30th at 7pm EST
Book of the Month
Join our General Track discussions and author chats for this great read in the month of July!
The Other Black Girl
Zakiya Dalila Harris
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.
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.
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Curated by a cohort of graduate level of Black women researchers.
Thru August 2021
Join our Exploration Track discussions, as we delve into a collection of essays from Toni Morrison, on whiteness and the literary imagination.
Playing in the Dark
Morrison shows how much the themes of freedom and individualism, manhood and innocence, depended on the existence of a black population that was manifestly unfree–and that came to serve white authors as embodiments of their own fears and desires. According to the Chicago Tribune, Morrison reimagines and remaps the possibility of America. Her brilliant discussions of the Africanist presence in the fiction of Poe, Melville, Cather, and Hemingway leads to a dramatic reappraisal of the essential characteristics of our literary tradition.