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The Girl with the Louding Voice

by Abi Dare - £8.99  Hodder & Stoughton (2020)
paperback    ISBN 13: 9781529359275 | ISBN 10: 1529359279

* AS RECOMMENDED BY MALALA YOUSAFZAI
* AN INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
* A TOP TEN SUNDAY POST BESTSELLERA STYLIST BEST BOOK OF 2020
 
All you have are your words.
 
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.

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