The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare
All you have are your words.
AS RECOMMENDED BY MALALA YOUSAFZAIAN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, A TOP TEN SUNDAY POST BESTSELLER, A STYLIST BEST BOOK OF 2020
'A stunning novel - original, beautiful and powerful' Rosamund Lupton.
Meet 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' Cosmopolitan
The BBC Radio 2 Book Club featuring THE GIRL WITH THE LOUDING VOICE is now available to listen to on BBC Sounds.