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 Download [ The Girl with the Louding Voice ] Author [ Abi Dare ] – heartforum.co.uk

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      The Girl with the Louding Voice
 By Abi Dare IBN : 1524746029 Format : Hardcover – heartforum.co.uk
  • Hardcover
  • 384 pages
  • The Girl with the Louding Voice
  • Abi Dare
  • 21 February 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    Today is publication day for this book Congratulations, Abi Dare This novel won the Bath Novel Award for unpublished manuscripts in 2018 In this interview Abi Dare shares a little about the story and her writing process starsWhen we think of a coming of age story, we usually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up Adunni is Today is publication day for this book Congratulations, Abi Dare This novel won the Bath Novel Award for unpublished manuscripts in 2018 In this interview Abi Dare shares a little about the story and her writing process starsWhen we think of a coming of age story, we usually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 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, Your schooling is your voice, child It will be speaking ...

  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.T...

  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...

  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 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 empathy A reshaping ha...

  6. 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 wren...

  7. 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 thi...

  8. 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 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 and culture about marriage is very naive and behaving like a spoiled brat is not a compelling trait I could say a lotabout Adunni but I wo...

  9. 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...

  10. 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 Abi Dar is a new, important voice bringing attention to the issues still plaguing young people in Nige...

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