Black Girls Must Die Exhausted is everything I love about the world of literature. Jayne Allen has written a stunning debut that will make you laugh, cry, and fall in love with Tabitha Walker. This is an empowering and honest novel filled with an unforgettable cast of characters that make Black Girls Must Be Exhausted the showstopper it is. You will be rooting for Tabby from page one.— Kristin Cipolla, Associate Publicist, Harper Collins
"Black girls must die exhausted" is a phrase that Tabitha Walker knows all too well. After diving headfirst into the world of 'single mothers by choice'--Tabitha is exhausted. And that's before her boss at the local news station starts getting complaints about Tabitha wearing her natural hair on-air. When an unexpected turn of events draws Marc--her on and off-again ex-boyfriend--back into her world with surprising demands and the situation at work begins to threaten both her livelihood and her identity, she must make some tough decisions about her future. It takes a village to raise a child, and Tabitha knows she is going to need the support. With the fierce encouragement of Ms. Gretchen, her grandmother's best friend, the counsel of her closest friends Laila and Alexis, and the calming presence of Andouele, her doula, she must find the strength to navigate the path to motherhood on her own terms. Can Tabitha harness the bravery and self-love she'll need to keep "the village" intact, find her voice at work, and handle Marc once and for all before it's time for the baby to arrive?