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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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  • 3 of 13 copies available at OWWL.

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4 current holds with 13 total copies.
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Barcode Status /
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Clyde-Savannah Public Library FIC Dare (Text)
New Materials
52116300753887
Available
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Clyde-Savannah Public Library FIC Serpell (Text)
New Materials
52116300753762
Checked out
06/30/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Honeoye Public Library FIC (Text)
New Adult Fiction
52120300385054
Available
-
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Lima Public Library FIC DAR (Text)
Adult Fiction
32139002047940
Checked out
06/30/2020
Lima Public Library MCN FIC DAR (Text)
McNaughton
52139000871759
Checked out
06/30/2020
Naples Library FIC DAR (Text)
New Fiction
52124300384794
Checked out
06/30/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Newark Public Library FIC DAR (Text)
Adult New Materials
52125300881531
In process
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This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Ontario Public Library FIC DAR (Text)
Adult New Materials
52126300784022
Checked out
06/30/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Victor Farmington Library DAR (Text)
Adult New Materials
52128300917511
Checked out
06/30/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
Wadsworth Library - Geneseo FIC DAR (Text)
Adult New Fiction
52150300554367
Checked out
06/30/2020
This copy is new and can only be picked up at this library.
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