The Girl with the Louding Voice




      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 fight for her dreams 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. Free Read The Girl with the Louding Voice [ by ] Abi Dare [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – bluevapours.co.uk

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      The Girl with the Louding Voice
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  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages
  • The Girl with the Louding Voice
  • Abi Dare
  • 22 July 2019
  • 1524746029

10 thoughts on “ The Girl with the Louding Voice

  1. Jeanette says:

    Today is publication day for this book Congratulations, Abi Dare This novel won the Bath Novel Award for unpublished manuscripts in 2018 In this interview Abi Dare shares a little about the story and her writing process starsWhen we think of a coming of age story, we usually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 Today is publication day for this book Congratul...

  2. 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 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 evenauthentic The characters were developed in complexity and I felt connected with them I personally loved Adunni she was an image of a girl with dreams, being innocent and at the same time, h...

  3. Nursebookie says:

    Full review to follow Wonderful book

  4. Basic B& says:

    Binge worthy literary fiction Say what Let me introduce you to THE GIRL WITH THE LOUDING VOICE available today.Adunni, is just 14 when her mother passes away and her father sells her as a 3rd wife to a much older man Not long after being married, tragedy strikes and she is sold as a servant to a very wealthy household in Lagos Adunni must fight against all the odds to have a voice and not just a voice but a LOUDING VOICE Not his story, I say My own will be called her story Adunni s Binge worthy literary fiction Say what Let me introduce you to THE GIRL WITH THE LOUDING VOICE available today.Adunni, is just 14 when her mother passes away and her father sells her as a 3rd wife to a much older man Not long after being married, tragedy strikes and she is sold as a servant to a very wealthy household in Lagos Adunni must fight against all the odds to have a voice and not just a voice but a LOUDING VOICE Not his story, I say My own will be called her story Adunni s story Like most stories, this one is best gone in blind Adunni had my heart from the very first page You will be cheering for her a...

  5. 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 wantthan 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 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 statisticsI wantthan 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 be...

  6. Michelle says:

    5 stars This is immediately going on my best of 2020 list There is so much to hold on to and talk about with this very special book I found myself bereft of all hope as I read about Adunni s life, yet she continually amazed me It opens with Adunni learning she will soon be married to a man older than her father, where she will become the third wife in her new home To think that this practice still exists today all over the world All Adunni wanted was to go to school and earn an education 5 stars This is immediately going on my best of 2020 list There is so much to hold on to and talk about with this very special book I found myself bereft of all hope as I read about Adunni s life, yet she continually amazed me It opens with Adunni learning she will soon be married to a man older ...

  7. Latanya (Crafty Scribbles) says:

    I await this novel s deserving film adaptation As I read this tale, I experienced several emotions To name a few, hope, heartbreak, fear, and joy Some may ask how could I possibly feel these things toward a story that s challenging to the senses and soul Easy I listened One must listen to Adunni to appreciate the full scoop of her story The story s unnerving, but it s well worth a read Take your time with this one It deserves to have every word savored.1 The plot is simple A young I await this novel s deserving film adaptation As I read this tale, I experienced several emotions To name a few, hope, heartbreak, fear, and joy Some may ask how could I possibly feel these things toward a story that s challenging to the senses and soul Easy I listened One must listen to Adunni to appreciate the full scoop of her story The story s unnerving, but it s well worth a read Take your time with this one It deserves to have every word savored.1 The plot is simple A young girl finds her truth via various trials and tribulations They are gut wrenching and, you may shed a tear or two Do not center yourself in this story You do yourself and the story a disservice Lis...

  8. 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 ye...

  9. Mikaela (Booklover1974) says:

    2,5 stars I realize I m in minority here but I just couldn t give the bookstars 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 2,5 stars I realize I m in minority here but I just couldn t give the bookstars 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 fourt...

  10. 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 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 ...

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