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Aug 2021: The Girl with the Louding Voice

The Girl with the Louding Voice: A Novel by Abi Daré

Fiction suggested by Patti

From Patti  “very strong female character” “set in modern-day Nigeria, and it tells the story of a girl from a small, poverty-stricken village.  Her father sells her into an awful marriage because he needs money, but the marriage doesn’t last long; and she ends up moving to Lagos, the capital, where she works as a household servant.”

From Amazon  “[the heroine] never loses sight of her goal of escaping the life of poverty she was born into so that she can build the future she chooses for herself, and help other girls like her do the same.”