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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 Nigerian girl 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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  • 14 of 47 copies available at Westchester Library System.

Current holds

13 current holds with 47 total copies.

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John C. Hart Memorial Library DARE (Text)
New Fiction
31030155009194
Available
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Katonah Village Library FICTION DARE (Text)
New Fiction
31013151860489
Checked out
05/12/2021
Lewisboro Library FICTION DARE (Text)
New Fiction
31032151400021
Checked out
05/03/2021
Mamaroneck Public Library District FICTION (Text)
New Book
31015152590338
On holds shelf
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Mount Pleasant Public Library FIC DARE (Text)
Fiction
31024153600666
On holds shelf
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New Rochelle Public Library DARE (Text)
Fiction
31019156482427
Available
-
New Rochelle Public Library YA DAR (REALISTIC FICTION) (Text)
YA Fiction
31019156490461
Checked out
05/21/2021
Ossining Public Library FICTION (Text)
Fiction
31021153283642
Checked out
05/20/2021
Ossining Public Library FICTION (Text)
Fiction
31021153289037
In transit
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Port Chester-Rye Brook Public Library FICTION DARE (Text)
Fiction
31025152316105
Checked out
05/24/2021
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