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The Girl with the Louding Voice

Abi Dare

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Hodder & Stoughton
01 March 2020
Fiction & Literature; Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945); Poverty & unemployment; Education
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
By:   Abi Dare
Imprint:   Hodder & Stoughton
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 32mm
Weight:   394g
ISBN:   9781529359244
ISBN 10:   1529359244
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   01 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  Primary & secondary/elementary & high school ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Children's (6-12)
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

Reviews for The Girl with the Louding Voice

A stunning novel - original, beautiful and powerful. I was utterly captivated by Adunni and her mesmerising louding voice. A bold new storyteller . . . Abi Dare's fearless debut is a celebration of girls who dare to dream and those who help them unfurl their wings so that they might soar Adunni's voice weaves and dances its way across the pages with a rhythm that captivated me, astonished me and, more than once, broke my heart


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