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The girl with the louding voice : a novel

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"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 get an education so that she can escape and choose her own future. 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. When Adunni runs away to the city, hoping to make a better life, she finds that the only other option before her is servitude to a wealthy family. As a yielding daughter, a subservient wife, and a powerless slave, Adunni is told, by words and deeds, that she is nothing. But while misfortunes might muffle her voice for a time, they cannot mute it. And when she realizes that she must stand up not only for herself, but for other girls, for the ones who came before her and were lost, and for the next girls, who will inevitably follow; she finds the resolve to speak, however she can-in a whisper, in song, in broken English-until she is heard"--

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  • 1 of 5 copies available at OWWL.

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2 current holds with 5 total copies.
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Honeoye Public Library FIC (Text)
New Adult Fiction
52120300385054
Available
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Naples Library FIC DAR (Text)
New Fiction
52124300384794
Checked out
03/07/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Victor Farmington Library DAR (Text)
Adult New Materials
52128300917511
In process
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Walworth-Seely Public Library FIC Dare (Text)
Adult New Materials
52129300971342
Checked out
03/06/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Wood Library Association - Canandaigua FIC DAR (Text)
Adult New Materials
31846002877446
Checked out
02/28/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.

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