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The Girl with the Louding Voice

The Girl with the Louding Voice

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2000s: All you have is your words

  • ISBN: 978-1529359244
  • Genre: Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

Adunni is a fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who knows what she wants: an education.

As the only daughter of a broke father, she is a valuable commodity. Removed from school and sold as a third wife to an old man, Adunni’s life amounts to this: four goats, two bags of rice, some chickens and a new TV. When unspeakable tragedy swiftly strikes in her new home, she is secretly sold as a domestic servant to a household in the wealthy enclaves of Lagos, where no one will talk about the strange disappearance of her predecessor, Rebecca. No one but Adunni…

As a yielding daughter, a subservient wife, and a powerless servant, fourteen-year-old Adunni is repeatedly told that she is nothing. But Adunni won’t be silenced. She is determined to find her voice – in a whisper, in song, in broken English – until she can speak for herself, for the girls like Rebecca who came before, and for all the girls who will follow.

Travel Guide

Booktrail style travel to Nigeria and the girl with the louding voice

The book opens with these facts:

Nigeria is a country located in West Africa. With a population of just under 180 million people, it is the 7th most populous country in the world, which means that 1 in 7 Africans is a Nigerian. As the 6th largest crude oil exporter,in the world, and with a GDP of $568.5 billion, Nigeria is the richest country in Africa. Sadly, over a 100 million Nigerians live in poverty, surviving on less than $1 a day.

– The Book of Nigerian fact : from past to preset, 5th edition, 2014

A goo deduction is the key to getting a louding voice – a voice of any kind in a country where women are expected to marry and not really do anything like working or going to school.

“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.”

The Nigerian way of talking such as the intonation, vocabulary and way of speaking really helps to place and ground this novel in reality.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: The Girl with the Louding Voice

Destination/location: Nigeria  Author/guide:  Abi Daré    Departure: 2000s

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