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AN INSTANTÎ¾NEW YORK TIMESÎ¾BESTSELLERA READ WITH JENNAÎ¾TODAYÎ¾SHOW BOOK CLUB PICK!Î_A courageous story._The New York TimesA celebration of girls who dare to dream._Imbolo Mbue, author ofÎ¾Behold the DreamersÎ¾(Oprah_s Book Club pick)Î¾Named a Most Anticipated Book of 2020 byÎ¾TheÎ¾New York Times,Î¾Marie Claire,Î¾Vogue,Î¾Essence, PopSugar, Daily Mail, Electric Literature,Î¾Red Magazine, Stylist, Daily Kos,Î¾Library Journal,Î¾The Every Girl,Î¾andÎ¾Read It Forward!A powerful, emotional debut novel told in the unforgettable voice of a young Nigerian woman who is trapped in a life of servitude but determined to fight for her dreams and choose her own future.Î¾Adunni is a fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who knows what she wants: an education. This, her mother has told her, is the only way to get a louding voice_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.When Adunni runs away to the city, hoping to make a better life, she finds that the only other option before her is servitude to a wealthy family. As a yielding daughter, a subservient wife, and a powerless slave, Adunni is told, by words and deeds, that she is nothing.But while misfortunes might muffle her voice for a time, they cannot mute it. And when she realizes that she must stand up not only for herself, but for other girls, for the ones who came before her and were lost, and for the next girls, who will inevitably follow; she finds the resolve to speak, however she canin a whisper, in song, in broken Englishuntil she is heard.