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TCR New Voices: Abi Dare on 'The Girl with the Louding Voice' *CANCELLED*
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5932785TCR New Voices: Abi Dare on 'The Girl with the Louding Voice' *CANCELLED*
DateThursday 16th April 2020
DescriptionJoin us for an evening with Abi Dar as she introduces us to her powerful debut novel 'The Girl with the Louding Voice'.Adunni is a fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who knows what she wants: an education. Her mother tells her its the only way to get a louding voice, the ability to speak for herself and decide her ownfuture. But when her mother dies, Adunnis life changes overnight. In need of money, her father breaks his promise, and sells his daughter into marriage. Adunnis life, her hopes and dreams, amount to this: four goats, two bags of rice, some chickens and a new TV. When unspeakable tragedy swiftly strikes in her new home, she is secretly sold as a domestic servant to a household in the wealthy enclaves of Lagos, where no one will talk about the strange disappearance of her predecessor, Rebecca. No one but Adunni, that isAs a yielding daughter, a subservient wife, and a powerless house help, Adunni is repeatedly told that she is nothing. But Adunni will not be silenced. She is determined to find her voice, however she can in a whisper, in song, in broken English until she can speak for herself, for the girls that came before, and for all the girls who will come after.Abi Dar grew up in Lagos, Nigeria and has lived in the UK for over 18 years. She studied law at the University of Wolverhampton and has anM.Sc. in International Project Management from Glasgow Caledonian University. Keen to improve her writing, Abi completed an MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck University of London, achieving a Distinction. Her novel, The Girl with The Louding Voice won The Bath Novel Award in 2018 and was selected as a finalist in The Literary Consultancy Pen Factor competition in 2018. Abi lives in Essex with her husband and two children.
Time(s)Apr 16, 6.30pm-8pm
LocationWaterstones Tottenham Court Road
Price£7 (£15 Book and Ticket), Please note that events can occasionally be cancelled at short notice or their times or dates may alter; we therefore recommend that you check with the shop before travelling.If you are unable to attend an event we can often reserve signed copies. Please contact the host shop for details. Reserved copies cannot be guaranteed and may not always carry dedications.All signings (unless otherwise stated) operate on a first come first served basis, so early arrival is often recommended.
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