The Girl with the Louding Voice

A Novel
Product Number: EB00760048
Released: Feb 25, 2020
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781524746087
Publisher: Dutton
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A powerful, emotional debut novel told in the unforgettable voice of a young Nigerian woman who is trapped in a life of servitude but determined to get an education so that she can escape and choose her own future. Adunni is a fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who knows what she wants: an education. This, her mother has told her, is the only way to get a "louding voice"-the ability to speak for herself and decide her own future. But instead, Adunni's father sells her to be the third wife of a local man who is eager for her to bear him a son and heir. When Adunni runs away to the city, hoping to make a better life, she finds that the only other option before her is servitude to a wealthy family. As a yielding daughter, a subservient wife, and a powerless slave, Adunni is told, by words and deeds, that she is nothing. But while misfortunes might muffle her voice for a time, they cannot mute it. And when she realizes that she must stand up not only for herself, but for other girls, for the ones who came before her and were lost, and for the next girls, who will inevitably follow; she finds the resolve to speak, however she can-in a whisper, in song, in broken English-until she is heard.

Author(s): Abi Dare
Original Publish Date: Feb 25, 2020

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Author(s): Abi Dare
Product Number Z100151708
Released: Feb 25, 2020
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780593168738

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