Our Book Club, as with our platform is also growing and expanding!!
Initially setting out as a small intimate book club group of 13 in 2018, our book club has tremendously grown and expanded over time. We have however had a cap on membership admission to keep the reading group small and manageable.
Following numerous requests and expressions of interest from readers wishing to join our book club discussions, we have decided to transition from ‘Bookish People’ Book club to Soma Nami Book Club - an invitation to you dear reader to read with us and join in our monthly book discussions.
As a fundamental tenet of our book club, we have an obvious bias for African Literature and literature by African Diaspora and we will continue amplifying these voices in our book selections and events. Our goal is to showcase the diversity of African Literature and the universality of our experiences as Africans mirrored through the books we read; written by Africans and the African Diaspora.
Our March 2021 Book Club Pick
The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare
About the Book
The unforgettable, inspiring story of a teenage girl growing up in a rural Nigerian village who longs to get an education so that she can find her “louding voice” and speak up for herself, The Girl with the Louding Voice is a simultaneously heartbreaking and triumphant tale about the power of fighting for your dreams.
Despite the seemingly insurmountable obstacles in her path, Adunni never loses sight of her goal of escaping the life of poverty she was born into so that she can build the future she chooses for herself - and help other girls like her do the same.
Her spirited determination to find joy and hope in even the most difficult circumstances imaginable will “break your heart and then put it back together again” (Jenna Bush Hager on The Today Show) even as Adunni shows us how one courageous young girl can inspire us all to reach for our dreams...and maybe even change the world.
About the Author
Abi Daré grew up in Lagos, Nigeria and has lived in the UK for eighteen years. She studied law at the University of Wolverhampton and has an M.Sc. in International Project Management from Glasgow Caledonian University as well as an MA in Creative Writing at Birkbeck University of London. The Girl with the Louding Voice won The Bath Novel Award for unpublished manuscripts in 2018 and was also selected as a finalist in 2018 The Literary Consultancy Pen Factor competition. Abi lives in Essex with her husband and two daughters, who inspired her to write her debut novel
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