!!> Reading ➳ The Girl with the Louding Voice ➬ Author Abi Daré – Islecook.co.uk

The Girl with the Louding Voice 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 Fight For Her Dreams 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 Who Is 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. 4,5 5 stars THE GIRL WITH THE LOUDING VOICE centers around the life of Adunni a fourteen year old Nigerian girl who doesn t want to follow the destiny of all the Nigerian girls and desires to choose her own future.The first chapter already had me infuriated I found myself helpless in front of the cultural imposition Abi Dare does a fantastic job tackling issues of sexism, marriage, parenting, futility, negativity of a patriarchal society and women s inequality Having read a great amount o 4,5 5 stars THE GIRL WITH THE LOUDING VOICE centers around the life of Adunni a fourteen year old Nigerian girl who doesn t want to follow the destiny of all the Nigerian girls and desires to choose her own future.The first chapter already had me infuriated I found myself helpless in front of the cultural imposition Abi Dare does a fantastic job tackling issues of sexism, marriage, parenting, futility, negativity of a patriarchal society and women s inequality Having read a great amount of stories in which women are culturally less worthy, I still found it unbelievable how women are regarded as meaningless, when they don t have voice for marriage or anything that we consider fundamental I was totally invested in the story and the slangs made it evenauthentic The characters were developed in complexity and I felt connected with them I personally loved Adunni she was an image of a girl with dreams, being innocent and at the same time, having a good notion of the dangers surrounding her Her curious nature had me thinking of the fact that people shouldn t just accept their realities and live with it I enjoyed how the characters were down to earth and sympathized with the sisterhood between Adunni and Khadija Also, how inspiring and impactful was the figure of Tia and Kofi in Adunni s life The facts about Nigeria in each chapter were utterly interesting it shows that Nigeria is a wealthy country while having so much poverty and inequality I devoured this book yet I didn t want it to end I only wished there wasabout the characters future in the end.Through stunning writing, THE GIRL WITH THE LOUDING VOICE is a powerful and eye opening debut that I can t recommend enough It reminded me a bit of A thousand splendid suns which I loved I received an ARC from the publisher and all opinions are my own The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi DareCourageous Compelling Fearless I loved this book so much I could not stop talking about this and recommending this book I haven t read a book like this since forever and what a powerful and emotional read this was for me What an amazing debut novel by Abi Dare whose writing transported me to Adunni s life, struggles, misfortunes and triumph as well I loved reading the book in its colloquial voice of Adunni, a fourteen year old Nigerian girl, who was The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi DareCourageous Compelling Fearless I loved this book so much I could not stop talking about this and recommending this book I haven t read a book like this since forever and what a powerful and emotional read this was for me What an amazing debut novel by Abi Dare whose writing transported me to Adunni s life, struggles, misfortunes and triumph as well I loved reading the book in its colloquial voice of Adunni, a fourteen year old Nigerian girl, who was sold into marriage as the third wife to a much older man, who wanted a young wife in order to produce a son Abused and mistreated by the first wife, Adunni runs away only to find herself a slave in a wealthy household suffering all forms of abuse Despite the life she is given, Adunni is determined to live out her dreams of going to school and becoming a teacher one day The story of Adunni will break your heart, and mend it right back up The writing is very easy to read and you will find that you will become attached to Adunni and rooting for her to persevere and win in this life that is so set against her This book made me laugh, cry, squirm to the point of discomfort and feel the different emotions all in one reading Congratulations to Abi Dare for an amazing and successful debut I highly recommend this book 4.5 stars Your schooling is your voice, child It will be speaking for you even if you didn t open your mouth to talk It will be speaking till the day God is calling you come Adunni is a fourteen year old Nigerian girl who wants nothingthan to go to school and become a teacher Her mother is the one who encourages her to find not just her voice, but her louding voice But, when her mother dies, Adunni is sold by her father to a much older man to be his third wife What follows is a l 4.5 stars Your schooling is your voice, child It will be speaking for you even if you didn t open your mouth to talk It will be speaking till the day God is calling you come Adunni is a fourteen year old Nigerian girl who wants nothingthan to go to school and become a teacher Her mother is the one who encourages her to find not just her voice, but her louding voice But, when her mother dies, Adunni is sold by her father to a much older man to be his third wife What follows is a life of abuse and degradation with no opportunity to go to school These are heavy themes but what makes this book shine is the spirit of Adunni She s spunky, filled with life and light, never losing her optimism and hope for an education and better life She is na ve and childlike, unaware of the ways of the world, which was endearing and added much needed humor The entire story is told in broken English I feared this would annoy me but I quickly fell into the rhythm and grew to enjoy it I highly recommend this book on audio Everybody in the whole world be speaking different We all be speaking different because we all are having different growing up life, but we can all be understanding each other if we just take the time to listen well Inspiring and emotional, this is a moving story and I loved being transported into a world I knew little about I very much enjoyed the facts about Nigeria sprinkled throughout the book It could be seen as a bit predictable but I read it as a parable, a story with a lesson Adunni represents the girls who came before her and those who will come after her, the girls whose voices and intelligence have been dimmed due to poverty, lack of opportunity, the exploitation of children, enforced servitude, and the wide gap between the rich and the poor If you love a book that will break your heart, then stitch it up again, this is the book for you I highly recommend this heartfelt story with memorable characters I received a free digital copy from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review After reading so many rave reviews for this book I just had to get the audiobook WOW is all I can say This book touched me in so many ways, I felt laughter, love, fear, betrayal, anguish and finally triumph I don t always write reviews on audiobooks that I receive from my library but this book is spectacular and not to be missed.Adunni is a 14 y o Nigerian woman who has recently lost her mother, who was her best friend She is still in mourning Adunni has only ever wanted to receive an educ After reading so many rave reviews for this book I just had to get the audiobook WOW is all I can say This book touched me in so many ways, I felt laughter, love, fear, betrayal, anguish and finally triumph I don t always write reviews on audiobooks that I receive from my library but this book is spectacular and not to be missed.Adunni is a 14 y o Nigerian woman who has recently lost her mother, who was her best friend She is still in mourning Adunni has only ever wanted to receive an education Her mother instilled this idea into her since she was very young She knows that an education is the only thing that will get her out of Nigeria and find a place where her louding voice can be heard I will finish my primary and secondary and university schooling and become teacher because I don t just want to be having any kind voice I want a louding voice Her father is worthless and only wants to find a way to make money to pay the rent on their miserable shell of a house She has an older brother who finds work sometimes and a younger brother whom she has been caring for and loves Her father, against her will, marries her off to a much older man The man wants Adunni to provide him with a son that his first two wives have not given him You heard right, Adunni is to be his third wife.After enduring just a few weeks of this unwanted, loveless marriage, this young 14 y o finds a way to get out of her village only to end up as a slave to a rich Nigerian woman and her husband She is supposed to receive wages which she never gets She is treated in the worst possible way, humiliated, beaten, forced to do things she doesn t want to At one point she barely escapes being raped by the husband.She finally finds a way out She studies and applies for a scholarship to school She has help along the way The cook at the house where she works and a younger woman who is an acquaintance of her woman boss She studies English and Nigerian history through books she finds in the unused library and gifts of books from her new friend.I have heard that the dialect can be hard to read in the book but listening to the audiobook it was not a problem, in fact it added so much to Adunni s character.It s hard to believe that this is still taking place today The patriarchal society of Nigeria makes it very difficult for a young woman to escape into a new life Girls of 14 years are often married off, giving birth to many children Most of the population lives in poverty and there is not enough food to feed the many large families.This was so eye opening that I have begun to do some research on what is going on in Nigeria I found this article to be very informative do read or listen to this book, it is one of my top books of 2020

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