Zakiya Harris

Friends of the Ferguson Library, in partnership with the Darien Library, to Host an Evening with Bestselling Author Zakiya Dalila Harris on Sept. 30

STAMFORD, August 6, 2021 – The New York Times-bestselling author Zakiya Dalila Harris will discuss her thriller The Other Black Girl, an electric and propulsive debut about the twisty tension that unfurls when two young Black women meet against the starkly white backdrop of the New York City publishing world. The presentation, to be held at the Ferguson Library on Bedford and Broad streets, will also be available via Zoom on Sept. 30 at 6:30 p.m.

The Other Black Girl, a blend of suspense, horror and social commentary, tells the tale of twenty-six-year-old editorial assistant Nella Rogers, who is tired of being the only Black employee at Wagner Books. Fed up with the isolation and microaggressions, she is thrilled when Harlem-born and bred Hazel starts working in the cubicle next to hers. It isn’t long, though, when a string of uncomfortable events elevates Hazel to office darling and Nella is left in the dust.

Harris, who was born and raised in Hamden, spent nearly three years in editorial before leaving book publishing to write The Other Black Girl. She received her MFA in creative writing from the New School in New York City and a BA from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. She is based in Brooklyn.

The program, which will be followed by a book sale and signing, is part of the Friends Author Series.

Registration for the in-person event at the library is full. Sign up for the waiting list at Zoom login details are also available at


For more information, call 203-351-8231.

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