The Girl with the Louding Voice

The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare was a really enjoyable read. I don’t think I have ever read anything about Nigeria. In this story, “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.” After she escapes that marriage and moves to the big city, she learns how bad life can be at the hands of a wealthy mistress. I won’t spoil the ending, but this was a quick read and a page-turner. I highly recommend it.

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