Why did I love this book?
This book is slim as a Hanzo knife and its sentences cut just as precisely.
It comes in at a scant 72-page read, so those of us trying to fit in a great read between all our other obligations should take a look at this scathing look at the microaggressions endured in a male-dominated corporate environment.
This book gets into the mind of a Black British woman; overqualified, impeccably educated, and yet still somehow made to feel inadequate through multiple tiny attacks on her character and her competence. Her white, well-to-do fiancé wants to marry her, and this marriage could be a way to lessen the impact of the toxic masculine environment surrounding her, but our nameless protagonist can’t be sure if there is true love in the union or if it is just a rebellious addition to her fiancé’s heretofore bland pedigree.
Told in a series of vignettes, Assembly shows the strain of a woman constantly striving to be the best in the room when everyone only sees you as a stigma.
This book was illuminating for me because it seems that the world tries to imply that America is the nation that struggles with race, despite the fact that colonialism (along with racism) has impacted the entire globe.