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Abi Dare for And So I Roar

Wednesday 11th September

Topping & Company Booksellers of Bath, York Street, Bath, Somerset BA1 1NG
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We are thrilled to welcome Abi Daré to the bookshop, author of the international bestseller The Girl With The Louding Voice.

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

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.

'Dare 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