THE GIRL WITH THE LOUDING VOICE

: Daré (A.)

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314pp., paperback, London, 2020

 

A novel about a teenage girl growing up in a rural Nigerian village, married off by her father to support the family, who longs to get an education so that she can speak up for herself,

"A celebration of girls who dare to dream and those who help them unfurl their wings so that they might soar.”Imbolo Mbue, author of Behold the Dreamers

"Abi Daré’s debut novel, The Girl With the Louding Voice, is told in a prose style that will sound unfamiliar to many readers, particularly Western ones. But the effect is as vivid as the sassy, strong-willed narrator’s pidgin. Though occasionally challenging, Adunni’s brave, fresh voice powerfully articulates a resounding anger toward Africa’s toxic patriarchy ... Throughout her harrowing coming-of-age journey, told with verve and compassion, Adunni never loses the 'louding voice' that makes Daré’s story, and her protagonist, so unforgettable. Tsitsi Dangarembga, author of Nervous Conditions, for The New York Times Book Review

Abi Daré grew up in Lagos, Nigeria and has lived in the UK for over eighteen years. The Girl with the Louding Voice won the Bath Novel Award for unpublished manuscripts in 2018.