The Girl With The Louding Voice By Abi Dar\u00e9

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0120200713The story of a young Nigerian girl and her determination to go to school.

A powerful debut novel told in the unforgettable voice of a young Nigerian girl.

Adunni is a fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who knows what she wants: an education. She holds close to her the advice that her mother shared before she died: an education is the only way to get a “louding voice”— and 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.

The author Abi Daré grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. She studied law at the University of Wolverhamton and received an MSc from Glasgow Caledonian University in International Project Management. She also has an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck, University of London. She began writing the novel after a conversation with her 8yr old daughter about how there were girls her age in Nigeria who had to do housework for a living.

In Episode 1 we meet 14 year old Adunni who dreams of getting an education. But her father has other ideas.

Written by Abi Daré
Read by Ronkẹ Adékọluẹ́jọ́
Abridged by Jill Waters and Isobel Creed
Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4

0220200714Betrayed by her father, Adunni starts on a new path in life.

A powerful debut novel told in the unforgettable voice of a young Nigerian girl.

Adunni is a fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who knows what she wants: an education. She holds close to her the advice that her mother shared before she died: an education is the only way to get a “louding voice”— and 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.

The author Abi Daré grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. She studied law at the University of Wolverhamton and received an MSc from Glasgow Caledonian University in International Project Management. She also has an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck, University of London. She began writing the novel after a conversation with her 8yr old daughter about how there were girls her age in Nigeria who had to do housework for a living.

In Episode 2, 14 yr old Adunni begins married life in the home of her new husband.

Written by Abi Daré
Read by Ronkẹ Adékọluẹ́jọ́
Abridged by Jill Waters and Isobel Creed
Produced by Jill Waters
The Waters Company for BBC Radio 4

0320200715Adunni helps Khadija when she is worried about her pregnancy.

A powerful debut novel told in the unforgettable voice of a young Nigerian girl.

Adunni is a fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who knows what she wants: an education. She holds close to her the advice that her mother shared before she died: an education is the only way to get a “louding voice”— and 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.

The author Abi Daré grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. She studied law at the University of Wolverhamton and received an MSc from Glasgow Caledonian University in International Project Management. She also has an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck, University of London. She began writing the novel after a conversation with her 8yr old daughter about how there were girls her age in Nigeria who had to do housework for a living.

In Episode 3, Adunni helps Khadija when she is worried about her pregnancy. But they must be careful that Morufu does not discover what they are doing.

The Girl with the Louding Voice
Written by Abi Daré
Read by Ronkẹ Adékọluẹ́jọ́
Abridged by Jill Waters and Isobel Creed
Produced by Jill Waters
The Waters Company for BBC Radio 4

0420200716Adunni is desperately in need of a friend.

A powerful debut novel told in the unforgettable voice of a young Nigerian girl.

Adunni is a fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who knows what she wants: an education. She holds close to her the advice that her mother shared before she died: an education is the only way to get a “louding voice”— and 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.

The author Abi Daré grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. She studied law at the University of Wolverhamton and received an MSc from Glasgow Caledonian University in International Project Management. She also has an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck, University of London. She began writing the novel after a conversation with her 8yr old daughter about how there were girls her age in Nigeria who had to do housework for a living.

In Episode 4, Adunni is faced with an impossible choice – find Bamidele for Khadija’s sake, or be accused of killing her by the river. She has to find help from somewhere.

The Girl with the Louding Voice
Written by Abi Daré
Read by Ronkẹ Adékọluẹ́jọ́
Abridged by Jill Waters and Isobel Creed
Produced by Jill Waters
The Waters Company for BBC Radio 4

0520200717Adunni is taken to Lagos.

A powerful debut novel told in the unforgettable voice of a young Nigerian girl.

Adunni is a fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who knows what she wants: an education. She holds close to her the advice that her mother shared before she died: an education is the only way to get a “louding voice”— and 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.

The author Abi Daré grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. She studied law at the University of Wolverhamton and received an MSc from Glasgow Caledonian University in International Project Management. She also has an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck, University of London. She began writing the novel after a conversation with her 8yr old daughter about how there were girls her age in Nigeria who had to do housework for a living.

In Episode 5, Adunni runs away to Lagos where she is told to work - very hard - for someone called Big Madam.

The Girl with the Louding Voice
Written by Abi Daré
Read by Ronkẹ Adékọluẹ́jọ́
Abridged by Jill Waters and Isobel Creed
Produced by Jill Waters
The Waters Company for BBC Radio 4

0620200720Adunni is a fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who knows what she wants: an education. She holds close to her the advice that her mother shared before she died: an education is the only way to get a “louding voice”— and 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.

The author Abi Daré grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. She studied law at the University of Wolverhamton and received an MSc from Glasgow Caledonian University in International Project Management. She also has an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck, University of London. She began writing the novel after a conversation with her 8yr old daughter about how there were girls her age in Nigeria who had to do housework for a living.

In Episode 6, life in the home of Big Madam and her lecherous husband Big Daddy is fraught with fear and tension.

The Girl with the Louding Voice
Written by Abi Daré
Read by Ronkẹ Adékọluẹ́jọ́
Abridged by Jill Waters and Isobel Creed
Produced by Jill Waters
The Waters Company for BBC Radio 4

Adunni learns to keep a low profile in Big Madam's house.

A powerful debut novel told in the unforgettable voice of a young Nigerian girl.

0720200721Adunni is a fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who knows what she wants: an education. She holds close to her the advice that her mother shared before she died: an education is the only way to get a “louding voice”— and 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.

The author Abi Daré grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. She studied law at the University of Wolverhamton and received an MSc from Glasgow Caledonian University in International Project Management. She also has an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck, University of London. She began writing the novel after a conversation with her 8yr old daughter about how there were girls her age in Nigeria who had to do housework for a living.

In Episode 7, Big Madam travels abroad, giving Adunni the chance to put some plans into action.

Written by Abi Daré
Read by Ronkẹ Adékọluẹ́jọ́
Abridged by Jill Waters and Isobel Creed
Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4

Big Madam is angry with Adunni again.

A powerful debut novel told in the unforgettable voice of a young Nigerian girl.

0820200722Adunni is a fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who knows what she wants: an education. She holds close to her the advice that her mother shared before she died: an education is the only way to get a “louding voice”— and 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.

The author Abi Daré grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. She studied law at the University of Wolverhamton and received an MSc from Glasgow Caledonian University in International Project Management. She also has an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck, University of London. She began writing the novel after a conversation with her 8yr old daughter about how there were girls her age in Nigeria who had to do housework for a living.

In Episode 8, Adunni helps her new friend and mentor at the market.

Written by Abi Daré
Read by Ronkẹ Adékọluẹ́jọ́
Abridged by Jill Waters and Isobel Creed
Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4

Adunni and her new friend head to the market.

A powerful debut novel told in the unforgettable voice of a young Nigerian girl.

0920200723Adunni is a fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who knows what she wants: an education. She holds close to her the advice that her mother shared before she died: an education is the only way to get a “louding voice”— and 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.

The author Abi Daré grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. She studied law at the University of Wolverhamton and received an MSc from Glasgow Caledonian University in International Project Management. She also has an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck, University of London. She began writing the novel after a conversation with her 8yr old daughter about how there were girls her age in Nigeria who had to do housework for a living.

In Episode 9, Miss Tia hopes to start a family.

Written by Abi Daré
Read by Ronkẹ Adékọluẹ́jọ́
Abridged by Jill Waters and Isobel Creed
Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4

Miss Tia's mother has a bizarre plan to help her start a family.

A powerful debut novel told in the unforgettable voice of a young Nigerian girl.

1020200724Adunni is a fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who knows what she wants: an education. She holds close to her the advice that her mother shared before she died: an education is the only way to get a “louding voice”— and 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.

The author Abi Daré grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. She studied law at the University of Wolverhamton and received an MSc from Glasgow Caledonian University in International Project Management. She also has an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck, University of London. She began writing the novel after a conversation with her 8yr old daughter about how there were girls her age in Nigeria who had to do housework for a living.

In Episode 10, Adunni might at last be able to find her Louding Voice.

Written by Abi Daré
Read by Ronkẹ Adékọluẹ́jọ́
Abridged by Jill Waters and Isobel Creed
Produced by Jill Waters
A Waters Company production for BBC Radio 4

Adunni's voice is about to be heard.

A powerful debut novel told in the unforgettable voice of a young Nigerian girl.