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The girl with the louding voice : a novel

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"A powerful, emotional debut novel told in the unforgettable voice of a young Nigerian woman who is trapped in a life of servitude but determined to get an education so that she can escape and choose her own future. Adunni is a fourteen-year-old Nigeriangirl who knows what she wants: an education. This, her mother has told her, is the only way to get a "louding voice"-the ability to speak for herself and decide her own future. But instead, Adunni's father sells her to be the third wife of a local man whois eager for her to bear him a son and heir. When Adunni runs away to the city, hoping to make a better life, she finds that the only other option before her is servitude to a wealthy family. As a yielding daughter, a subservient wife, and a powerless slave, Adunni is told, by words and deeds, that she is nothing. But while misfortunes might muffle her voice for a time, they cannot mute it. And when she realizes that she must stand up not only for herself, but for other girls, for the ones who came before her and were lost, and for the next girls, who will inevitably follow; she finds the resolve to speak, however she can-in a whisper, in song, in broken English-until she is heard"--

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  • 6 of 45 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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20 current holds with 45 total copies.

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Greenburgh Public Library FICTION DARE (Text)
New Fiction
31009154649853
In transit
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Greenburgh Public Library FICTION DARE (Text)
New Fiction
31009154677433
Checked out
10/27/2020
Greenburgh Public Library FICTION DARE (Text)
Express Item
31009154677441
Checked out
11/01/2020
Harrison Public Library DARE, A. (Text)
New Fiction
31010300212166
Available
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Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library FICTION DARE (Text)
New Book
31011151406626
Checked out
10/22/2020
Hendrick Hudson Free Library DARE, ABI (Text)
New Book
31016151692760
In transit
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Irvington Public Library FICTION DARE, A (Text)
New Book
31012154498099
Available
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Irvington Public Library FICTION DARE, A (Text)
New Book
31012154498107
In transit
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John C. Hart Memorial Library DARE (Text)
New Fiction
31030154984603
Available
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John C. Hart Memorial Library DARE (Text)
New Fiction
31030155009194
Checked out
10/19/2020
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