And So I Roar: A Novel (Hardcover)

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A stunning, heartwrenching new novel from Abi Daré, New York Times bestselling author of The Girl with the Louding Voice

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 behind the secret her mother has hidden from her. And Adunni will learn that her “louding voice,” as she calls it, 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.
Abi Daré grew up in Lagos, Nigeria. She studied law at the University of Wolverhampton and has an MSc in International Project Management from Glasgow Caledonian University. Abi completed an MA in creative writing at Birkbeck University of London, achieving a distinction. Abi lives in Essex, UK, with her husband and two daughters, who inspired her to write her debut novel.

Product Details ISBN: 9780593186558
ISBN-10: 0593186559
Publisher: Dutton
Publication Date: August 6th, 2024
Pages: 400
Language: English
"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." —Charmaine Wilkerson, New York Times bestselling author of Black Cake