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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"--

Available copies

  • 3 of 45 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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19 current holds with 45 total copies.

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Ardsley Public Library FICTION DARE (Text)
New Book
31000151252445
Checked out
10/22/2020
Bedford Free Library FIC DAR (Text)
New Book
31002150827045
On holds shelf
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Briarcliff Manor Public Library FICTION DARE (Text)
New Fiction
31036150925748
Checked out
10/28/2020
Bronxville Public Library FICTION DARE (Text)
Fiction
31004151701096
In transit
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Bronxville Public Library FICTION DARE (Text)
New Fiction
31004151701104
Checked out
10/20/2020
Chappaqua Library FICTION DARE (Text)
Fiction
31005153586062
In transit
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Chappaqua Library FICTION DARE (Text)
New Fiction
31005500422946
Checked out
11/02/2020
Croton Free Library FICTION/DARE (Text)
New Fiction
31006151771136
In transit
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Dobbs Ferry Public Library DARE (Text)
New Book
31007151385430
In transit
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Eastchester Public Library FICTION DARE (Text)
New Fiction
31008152474843
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781524746025 (HRD)
  • ISBN: 1524746029 (HRD)
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: [New York] : Dutton, [2020]

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Summary, etc.:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
810L Lexile
Genre: Bildungsromans.


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