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The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré
Contemporary fiction

The Girl with the Louding Voice

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by Abi Daré

Quick take

A hopeful coming-of-age, where a young Nigerian woman strives to finish her education and live the life she wants.

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  • Feminist

  • Social issues

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The Girl with the Louding Voice is the February #ReadWithJenna book club pick.

Why I love it

The Girl With The Louding Voice by Abi Daré is a book of hope and grace. The fictional story of a Nigerian girl named Adunni, who dreams of getting an education despite challenging circumstances, reflects the experience of many young women around the world. On the heels of my recent trip to Vietnam, where I had the opportunity to meet brave young women who are overcoming extraordinary odds just to...

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Synopsis

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 ...

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    February 2020