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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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  • 4 of 42 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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46 current holds with 42 total copies.

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Ardsley Public Library FICTION DARE (Text)
New Book
31000151252445
In transit
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Bedford Free Library FIC DAR (Text)
New Book
31002150827045
In transit
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Briarcliff Manor Public Library FICTION DARE (Text)
New Fiction
31036150925748
Checked out
08/18/2020
Bronxville Public Library FICTION DARE (Text)
Express Item
31004151701096
Available
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Bronxville Public Library FICTION DARE (Text)
New Fiction
31004151701104
Checked out
08/01/2020
Chappaqua Library FICTION DARE (Text)
New Fiction
31005153586062
On holds shelf
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Chappaqua Library FICTION DARE (Text)
New Fiction
31005500422946
Checked out
08/07/2020
Croton Free Library FICTION/DARE (Text)
New Fiction
31006151771136
In transit
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Greenburgh Public Library FICTION DARE (Text)
New Fiction
31009154649853
Checked out
08/17/2020
Greenburgh Public Library FICTION DARE (Text)
New Fiction
31009154677433
On holds shelf
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