This event is part of a book discussion series that includes fiction and non-fiction literature that highlights BIPOC (black, indigenous, people of color) authors and their wisdom as it relates to building a more just and anti-racist world. Please sign up for each book as a unique event.
“The Girl with the Louding Voice” by Abi Daré
Thursday, May 13, 7-8pm (online)
Adunni, a fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl, endures a series of unfortunate events in her quest to get an education. The alternative is a life of servitude, something Adunni experiences firsthand when, after escaping an arranged marriage, she lands herself in an even more precarious position in the employ of a sadistic wife and her debauched husband. Buoyed by the memory of her late mother, who wanted her daughter to buck cultural confines and find her (louding) voice, and with the help of a few unlikely allies, Adunni sets about overcoming her sorry lot. The Girl with the Louding Voice is a rousing tale of courage and pluck, and unexpectedly charming. It’s also a reminder of the power of books, especially for those of us afforded the luxury of taking reading, and learning, and dreaming for granted. —Erin Kodicek, Amazon Book Review