Paperback The girl with the louding voice / Abi Daré.
Publication year: 2020
Publisher: London : Sceptre,
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9781529359275 (pbk.) :
Originally published: 2020.
Adunni is a 14-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 3rd wife to an old man, Adunni's life amounts to this: 4 goats, 2 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, 14-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.
314 pages ; 20 cm
An insight into the hard life of poor parts of female life in Nigeria but with humour as well as sadness. Star review: 4 out of 5 Recommend? Yes