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And So I Roar

On sale

8th August 2024

Price: £16.99

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Selected: Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781529383522

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Adunni and Ms Tia are back, now forced to confront their pasts and find the courage to roar for themselves


‘Daré has proved, once again, that she is a masterful storyteller to be reckoned with’
TARA M. STRINGFELLOW, author of Memphis

‘An edge-of-your-seat return to the world of The Girl with the Louding Voice
CHARMAINE WILKERSON, author of Black Cake

‘An enduring story of hope, love and the power we hold’
ORE AGBAJE-WILLIAMS, author of The Three of Us

When Tia accidentally overhears a whispered conversation between her mother – terminally ill and lying in a hospital bed in Port Harcourt, Nigeria – and her aunt, the repercussions will send her on a desperate quest to uncover a secret her mother has been hiding for nearly two decades.

Back home in Lagos a few days later, Adunni, a plucky fourteen-year-old runaway, is lying awake in Tia’s guest room. Having escaped from her rural village in a desperate bid to seek a better future, she’s finally found refuge with Tia, who has helped her enroll in school. It’s always been Adunni’s dream to get an education, and she’s bursting with excitement.

Suddenly, there’s a horrible knocking at the front gate. . . .

It’s only the beginning of a harrowing ordeal that will see Tia forced to make a terrible choice between protecting Adunni or finally learning the truth. And Adunni will learn that her ‘louding voice’ is more important than ever, as she must advocate to save not only herself but all the young women of her home village, Ikati.

If she succeeds, she may transform Ikati into a place where girls are allowed to claim the bright futures they deserve – and shout their stories to the world.

PRAISE FOR ABI DARÉ’S THE GIRL WITH THE LOUDING VOICE


‘A brave, fresh voice . . . unforgettable’
NEW YORK TIMES

‘The book character I love the most’
MAGGIE O’FARRELL

‘Funny, luminous and heart-swelling’
DAILY MAIL

‘The words jump off the page’
GUARDIAN

‘Vibrant, tender beautiful’
ELIZABETH DAY

Reviews

PRAISE FOR ABI DARÉ'S THE GIRL WITH THE LOUDING VOICE 'A brave, fresh voice . . . unforgettable' NEW YORK TIMES 'The book character I love the most' MAGGIE O'FARRELL 'Funny, luminous and heart-swelling' DAILY MAIL 'The words jump off the page' GUARDIAN 'Vibrant, tender beautiful' ELIZABETH DAY
45 of 2024's most anticipated books, BBC.com
Fans of Nigerian author Abi Daré's debut The Girl with the Louding Voice will be pleased to know that its protagonist Adunni is also a character in Daré's new book
Charmaine Wilkerson, author of BLACK CAKE
An edge-of-your-seat return to the world of Adunni from The Girl with the Louding Voice, with her unmistakable voice and big dreams. An uplifting story of friendship and sisterhood amid seemingly unsurmountable obstacles
Tara M. Stringfellow, author of MEMPHIS
From the very first page, Daré has proved, once again, that she is a masterful storyteller to be reckoned with. And So I Roar is a searing, thrilling depiction of the bonds of womanhood that guide us from the villages of Nigeria into something like hope. An engaging, engrossing, remarkable read
Eileen Garvin, author of THE MUSIC OF BEES
And So I Roar is about braving impossible odds, finding the courage to defend others, and refusing to surrender your dreams. It's a moving story of hope, healing, and the power of women standing together. This inspiring tale will stay with me for a long time
Ore Agbaje-Williams, author of THE THREE OF US
An enduring story of hope, love and the power we hold, if only we're brave enough to use it. And So I Roar is a beautiful novel, not easily forgotten