Title: Girl with the Louding Voice, The
Authors: Dare, Abi
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 312
Year: 2020
Language: English
Description: Daughter... wife... servant... 14-year-old Adunni has little say in how her life is playing out, but one thing is certain: come what may, she is determined to break free from the expectations Nigerian society has set down for her.

Narrated in Adunni's distinctive colloquial voice, this is an engaging coming-of-age story of an irrepressible young woman resisting a life of exploitation and holding fast to her dream of being educated.

Categories: Fiction, Contemporary, Culture/Ethnic/Racial, Gender Issues, Human Rights, Relationships, Social commentary/perspectives, Nigeria, 2022 Titles


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By: NIGHT 001 2021-10-22 14:31:58
A beautifully told, sad, powerful, and ultimately hopeful story. Most of the group enjoyed this. Some struggled with the pidgeon English, while others relished the use of it, and the overall feeling it invoked.

By: HAMIL 029 2021-08-04 16:27:00
The general opinion was that this is the best book we've had from BDS for years. It is a story of courage and resilience, and gives a credible insight into the lives of Nigerian women of every level of society and the huge differences in wealth in Nigeria. The girl of the title is a delightful character and her voice is clearly heard. One or two in the group found it hard to get used to the broken English, but most of us found it interesting, charming, not hard to read, and at times very funny and clever - and the language does move closer to standard English as the novel progresses.

By: AUCK 342 2021-06-02 14:29:51
We all loved this book.

By: WELL 219 2021-03-31 14:07:49
Our reviews ranged from 3 stars to 5 stars. Everyone took a while to warm up to the way it was written:-)

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