From The Desk Of Our Editor, Here Are Our Selected Books For The Week
The girl with the louding voice is an emotional debut novel by Abi dare. It is the story of a fourteen-year-old Nigerian girl who despite all the sorrow and travails life brought her way, was able to put up a victorious fight of achieving her deep desire to be educated, and make her voice heard.
At a tender age, Aduni lost her mother who taught her that education is the only way for her to get a “louding voice”. She was left with a younger brother to care for, and an irresponsible father who later sold her out to be the third wife of a local farmer who eagerly wants her to bear him a son. Aduni did not go down without a fight, she decided to take control of her life by taking a leap of faith which help her discover herself.
“The girl with the loudig voice” is a powerful novel that leaves you with strong wills and unimaginable power of strong determination.
Mark Gevisser’s The Pink Line: Journeys Across the World’s Queer Frontiers is an impeccable research into the world of minority LGBTQ. It gives insight into how the world has come to be divided, and united by the activities of the human right frontier around gender identity and sexual orientation. Gevisser take readers to the frontiers where the LGBTQ around the world struggles to make their voice heard, and find their place in the divided world. He argued that a pink line has been drawn across the world, so he took readers to it’s frontier where he interviewed those caught up in the struggle in South Africa, Russia, india, Malawi e.t.c.
This is a story set on Ajayi Crowther street in Lagos, Nigeria. It is a noisy street where neighbors gather to make complaints and gossip, but there is greater hidden secrets that threatens to rip the street apart.
On Ajayi Crowther Street peels back the curtains on the lives of Reverend Akpoborie and his family, to reveal a tumultuous world full of secrets and lies. His only son, Godstime, is struggling to hide his sexuality from his parents whilst his daughter Keturah must hide the truth of her pregnancy by her pastor boyfriend to preserve her and her family’s image. But it is the Reverend himself who hides the darkest secret of them all, as his wondering eye lands on Kyauta, their young live-in maid.