Title: Girl with the Louding Voice, The
Authors: Dare, Abi
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 312
Year: 2020
Language: English
Description: Daughter... wife... servant... 14-year-old Adunni has little say in how her life is playing out, but one thing is certain: come what may, she is determined to break free from the expectations Nigerian society has set down for her.

Narrated in Adunni's distinctive colloquial voice, this is an engaging coming-of-age story of an irrepressible young woman resisting a life of exploitation and holding fast to her dream of being educated.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"I found the book uplifting and insightful. I loved it."

"Best book I've read about Nigeria. Usually they're so violent and sad."

"I found the facts about Nigeria very interesting.. For example, since Independence in 2012, it's estimated they've lost over $400 billion of oil revenue due to corruption."

"Great characters with a strong storyline which is very believable."

"The good pace makes you keep turning the pages."

"It is interesting to learn about the reality of life of a poor girl in Nigeria."

"Adunni has a tough, hard life and sadly this will be common in such places."

"It is very engaging, but you do have to get used to the narration being in broken English."

Categories: Fiction, Contemporary, Culture/Ethnic/Racial, Gender Issues, Human Rights, Relationships, Social commentary/perspectives, Nigeria, 2022 Titles - Coming Soon


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