Presenting Abi Daré’s debut novel The Girl with the Louding Voice – ‘A celebration of girls who dare to dream’
More about the book!
The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Daré is out now from Jonathan Ball Publishers.
‘A celebration of girls who dare to dream.’ – Imbolo Mbue, author of Behold the Dreamers
This is 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.
‘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.’
About the book
All you have are your words.
Meet Adunni, a fourteen year old living in a Nigerian village outside Lagos.
She is a downtrodden daughter, desperately missing her deceased mother, and will soon become a despised third wife then an abused domestic servant.
She is expected to be meek, quiet, obedient.
Adunni is none of these things. She is determined and loyal and curious.
This is the story of Adunni’s pursuit of education. Her search to find her louding voice.
So that she can speak for herself – and for all the girls who came before her.
About the author
Abi Daré grew up in Lagos, Nigeria and has lived in the UK for over 18 years. She studied law at the University of Wolverhampton and has an MSc in International Project Management from Glasgow Caledonian University. Keen to improve her writing, Daré completed an MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck University of London, achieving a Distinction. Her novel The Girl with The Louding Voice won The Bath Novel Award in 2018 and was selected as a finalist in The Literary Consultancy Pen Factor competition in 2018. Daré lives in Essex with her husband and two children.