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The Girl with the Louding Voice: A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick
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The Girl with the Louding Voice: A BBC Radio 2 Book Club Pick (Hardback)

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All you have are your words.



THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

A TODAY SHOW BOOK CLUB PICK

AN OBSERVER HOTTEST TIPPED DEBUT NOVELIST OF 2020

A RED MAGAZINE CAN'T WAIT TO READ BOOK OF 2020

A BBC CONTEMPORARY FICTION BOOK OF 2020

A STYLIST BEST BOOK OF 2020

A NEW YORK TIMES 14 NEW BOOKS TO WATCH FOR IN FEBRUARY



'A stunning novel - original, beautiful and powerful' ROSAMUND LUPTON



Meet Adunni, a fourteen year old living in a Nigerian village outside Lagos.



She is a downtrodden daughter, desperately missing her deceased mother, and will soon become a despised third wife then an abused domestic servant.



She is expected to be meek, quiet, obedient.



Adunni is none of these things. She is determined and loyal and curious.



This is the story of Adunni's pursuit of education. Her search to find her louding voice.



So that she can speak for herself - and for all the girls who came before her.



PRAISE FOR THE GIRL WITH THE LOUDING VOICE:



'Compulsive reading' IRISH TATLER



'A true original, this will open your eyes' COSMOPOLITAN



'A courageous story of a woman asserting her own voice' NEW YORK TIMES



'An unforgettable novel' JEANINE CUMMINS, AUTHOR OF AMERICAN DIRT



'Fearless . . . a celebration of girls who dare to dream and those who help them unfurl their wings so they might soar' IMBOLO MBUE



'2020 [is] a dazzling year for debut novelists . . . This 2018 Bath Novel Award winner takes a long, hard look at modern slavery through the eyes of 14-year-old Adunni' VOGUE, Five award-winning debuts to watch out for in 2020



'The story of one remarkable girl's quest to overcome tragedy and oppression, and to speak for herself' DAILY MAIL, 2020 Top Picks



'Captivated me, astonished me and, more than once, broke my heart' TARA CONKLIN

EducationFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945Philosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesPoverty & unemployment Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Publication Date: 05/03/2020 ISBN-13: 9781529359237  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Abi Dare grew up in Lagos, Nigeria and has lived in the UK for over 18 years. She studied law at the University of Wolverhampton and has an M.Sc. in International Project Management from Glasgow Caledonian University. Keen to improve her writing, Abi completed an MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck University of London, achieving a Distinction. Her novel, The Girl with The Louding Voice won The Bath Novel Award in 2018 and was selected as a finalist in The Literary Consultancy Pen Factor competition in 2018. Abi lives in Essex with her husband and two children.

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