Born into poverty in Nigeria, Adunni dreams of becoming a teacher, but when her father’s debts force her to leave school and marry a much older man with two other wives, she must flee the life she knows and rely on her wit and indominable spirit to make her dream a reality. An astonishing debut and an unforgettable portrayal of hope triumphing over despair, The Girl with the Louding Voice is easily one of the best books I have ever read.
Alison Reilly, Liffey Valley
All you have are your words.AS RECOMMENDED BY MALALA YOUSAFZAIAN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERA TOP TEN SUNDAY POST BESTSELLERA STYLIST BEST BOOK OF 2020'A stunning novel - original, beautiful and powerful' Rosamund LuptonMeet Adunni, a teenage girl born into a rural Nigerian village.Aged fourteen, she is a commodity, a wife, a servant.She is also smart, funny, curious, with a spirit and joy infectious to those around her.And despite her situation going from bad to worse, she has a plan to escape: she will find her 'louding voice' and get her education, so that she can speak up for herself - and all the girls who came before her.As she turns enemies into friends and superiors into aides, Adunni will take you with her on a heart-breaking but inspiring journey from a small village to the wealthy enclaves of Lagos, and show you that no matter the situation, there is always some joy to be found.'A story of courage that will win over your heart' Stylist'An unforgettable novel' Jeanine Cummins'A sparkling debut . . . marks the appearance of a strong and stylish new talent' Harper's Bazaar 'A true original, this will open your eyes' CosmopolitanThe BBC Radio 2 Book Club featuring THE GIRL WITH THE LOUDING VOICE is now available to listen to on BBC Sounds.
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