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The Girl with the Louding Voice

Shortlisted for the 2020 Desmond Elliott Prize

Abi Dare

(author)

Hardback
Award-winning before it has even been published, Abi Dare's unforgettable debut sings from the page in a voice like no other.
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"She has put us on notice that we talk about race by not talking about it"

The Guardian

<p><b></b><b>All you have are your words.</b><b></b></p><p><b>AS RECOMMENDED BY MALALA YOUSAFZAI</b><br /><b></b><b>AN INSTANT <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER</b><br /><b>A <i>STYLIST</i> BEST BOOK OF 2020</b></p><p><b></b>'A stunning novel - original, beautiful and powerful' <b>Rosamund Lupton</b><b></b></p><p><b>Meet Adunni, a teenage girl born into a rural Nigerian village.</b></p><p>Aged fourteen, she is <b>a commodity, a wife, a servant</b>. </p><p>She is also s<b>mart, funny, curious</b>, with a spirit and joy infectious to those around her.</p><p>And despite her situation going from bad to worse, she has a plan to escape: she will find her 'louding voice' and get her education, so that she can speak up for herself - and all the girls who came before her. </p><p>As she turns enemies into friends and superiors into aides, Adunni will take you with her on <b>a heart-breaking but inspiring journey</b> from a small village to the wealthy enclaves of Lagos, and show you that <b>no matter the situation, there is always some joy to be found</b>. </p><p>'A story of courage that will <b>win over your heart</b>' <i><b>Stylist</b></i></p><p>'An <b>unforgettable</b> novel' <b>Jeanine Cummins</b></p><p>'A <b>sparkling</b> debut . . . marks the appearance of a strong and stylish new talent' <i><b>Harper's Bazaar</b></i></p><p> 'A true original, this will <b>open your eyes</b>' <i><b>Cosmopolitan</b></i></p><p><b>The BBC Radio 2 Book Club featuring THE GIRL WITH THE LOUDING VOICE is now available to listen to on BBC Sounds. </b></p>
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Book publisherHodder & Stoughton
Publication date5 Mar 2020
FormatHardback
Pages320
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