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 BBC CONTEMPORARY FICTION BOOK OF 2020 A STYLIST BEST BOOK OF 2020 The BBC Radio 2 Book Club featuring THE GIRL WITH THE LOUDING VOICE is now available to listen to on BBC Sounds.
'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 story of courage that will win over your heart' STYLIST 'A true original, this will open your eyes' COSMOPOLITAN '[A] brave fresh voice . . . Throughout her harrowing coming-of-age journey, told with verve and compassion, Adunni never loses the louding voice that makes Dare's story, and her protagonist, so unforgettable' NEW YORK TIMES 'A character for the ages' JEANINE CUMMINS, AUTHOR OF AMERICAN DIRT 'Adunni's humour and fierce determination to change her destiny shine through this remarkable book' INDEPENDENT 'Readers will fall in love with Adunni . . . The writing is addictive and deeply evocative. A beautiful debut from a talented author' HERALD 'Fearless . . . a celebration of girls who dare to dream and those who help them unfurl their wings so they might soar' IMBOLO MBUE 'Winning comedy sparkles through the grimness . . . the vividly alive characters keep you hooked, all the way to Dare's rousing, heart-swelling conclusion' DAILY MAIL 'Captivated me, astonished me and, more than once, broke my heart' TARA CONKLIN