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~READ KINDLE ♿ The Girl with the Louding Voice ♣ 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 HeirWhen 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 NothingBut 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


10 thoughts on “The Girl with the Louding Voice

  1. Jeanette Jeanette says:

    This novel won the Bath Novel Award for unpublished manuscripts in 2018 In this interview Abi Dare shares a little about the story and her writing process starsWhen we think of a coming of age story, we usually imagine a sweet, gradual awakening from adolescence into adulthood There are bumps and bruises and broken hearts along the way, but it s all just part of growing up Adunni is a Nigerian girl who doesn t get the luxury of that incremental process Her coming of age is swift and brutal, dictated by her father, who thinks a girl child is a wasted waste, a thing with no voice, no dreams, no brain When Adunni is fourteen years old, her father sells her to a rich old man who wants a third wife Thus begins a journey that is disturbing and traumatic, but ultimately triumphant Before Adunni s mother died, she told her daughter,...


  2. Nursebookie Nursebookie says:

    Full review to follow Wonderful book


  3. Basic B& Basic B& says:

    All the stars RTC


  4. Elena L. Elena L. says:

    4,5 5 stars THE GIRL WITH THE LOUDING VOICE centers around the life of Adunni a fourteen year old Nigerian girl who doesn t want to follow the destiny of all the Nigerian girls and desires to choose her own future.The first chapter already had me infuriated I found myself helpless in front of the cultural imposition Abi Dare does a fantastic job tackling issues of sexism, marriage, parenting, futility, negativity of a patriarchal society and women s inequality Having read a great amount of stories in which women are culturally less worthy, I still found it unbelievable how women are regarded as meaningless, when they don t have voice for marriage or anything that we consider fundamental I was totally invested in the story and the slangs made it even authentic The characters were developed in complexity and I felt connected ...


  5. Janine Janine says:

    This book blew me away The unique style for which it was written and the powerful impact it left made this an easy 5 stars for me The author does an impeccable job at inviting you into Adunni s life and making you feel the landscape of Nigeria throughout the entire story Sprinkled with facts about Nigeria and full of emotion, this story is one that I will think about long after the book is closed If this is not yet on your lists, do yourself a favor and add it asap This is captivating story is going to be hard to knock off my 2020 top ten list.


  6. Kayla Garcia Kayla Garcia says:

    It may be bold to say, but this is the best book I ve ever read This is a masterfully crafted combination of flawless literary fiction and astounding cultural statistics I want than just a voice, I want a louding voice I want to enter a room and people will hear me even before I open my mouth to be speaking I want to live in this life and help many people so that when I grow old and die, I will still be living through the people I am helping I ve said this before, and I firmly believe it still books have so much power to move us, change us, and teach us The Girl With A Louding Voice exemplifies a reality that will render you completely heartsick, but will also squeeze out every ounce of compassion within your heart for others and their experiences A story that encourages a momentous rising of grace and empath...


  7. Mikaela (Booklover1974) Mikaela (Booklover1974) says:

    2,5 stars I realize I m in minority here but I just couldn t give the book stars It took a while to get use to the language, it s written in rather bad English the way Adunni talks but after a while it was OK Adunni is the fourteen year old girl who wants a louding voice, she wants it s so loud that the whole Nigeria can hear her All she dreams of is to be a teacher and have a classroom full of children that listens to her Too bad her father has other plans for her, like marrying her off to an older man for a lot of money, against Adunnis will During the whole story it s almost palpable, Adunnis dream to be an educated person In that way I like the story but I didn t like how Adunni sometimes were so stupid it was embarrassing The author did a poorly job with her Being a fourteen year old girl and not know your traditions a...


  8. Angela Angela says:

    Incredible I was drawn by the cover initially and intrigued by the description as I enjoy literature focused outside the US and UK but don t read nearly enough of it I was lucky enough to snag an ARC from NetGalley.This was unique for me in a couple ways first that while most African set fiction I read is Nigerian or South African, this was the first that wasn t completely based in Lagos or other cities we got to Lagos eventually but experience a good portion of small village life first Secondly, this was a first person account in dialect generally when things are entirely dialect, I need an audio version because I can listen much easier than read it I had no problem here and fell easily into the rhythm I ve been completely spellbound by Adunni s coming of age story the last few nights The story begins with her life in a vil...


  9. Lolly K Dandeneau Lolly K Dandeneau says:

    via my blog But I don t want to born anything now How will a girl like me born childrens Why I fill up the world with sad childrens that are not having a chance to go to school Why make the world to be one big, sad, silent place because all the childrens not having a voice Adunni s mother once told her that an education is the only way for a Nigerian girl to have a louding voice Without an education, a woman cannot speak up for herself, will never be able to support a life of her own, nor have any say at all in what happens to her body, mind and soul After the worst day of Adunni s life, schooling is a long forgotten dream and all hopes die It is after a tragic loss that her father demands Adunni be a dutiful daughter and become a third wife to a much older man, the taxi driver Morufu This is the only way she can save her fa...


  10. Mel Mel says:

    Abi Dar is a new, important voice bringing attention to the issues still plaguing young people in Nigeria who are essentially being sold into a slave trade, working for free for the rich in Lagos The story takes place in 2014 2015 during the most turbulent change of Adunni s life following her abrupt marriage to a much older man who already had two wives and was desperate to have a son, the sudden illness of the pregnant second wife, and Adunni s running away from the village to a family friend who, though dying, is able to call in a favor in time just before her furious father and brother can track her down and drag her back to her husband s home Unfortunately, her way out is in to the luxurious home of a wealthy woman with a thriving textile business, a short temper, and a philandering husband She and the cook warn young A...