Abi Dare

We will launch our full programme of events for Essex Book Festival 2020 on Monday 13th January. In the meantime, we are very excited to announce that up-and-coming author Abi Daré will be appearing at the festival during our our Harlow hub, Other Worlds, on Saturday 21st March at Harlow Museum. .

Abi’s debut book, The Girl With the Louding Voice has been receiving rave reviews and has just been announced as one of the authors in the next season of BBC Radio 2’s Book Club with Jo Whiley.

Tickets for Abi Daré’s event, and all of the events taking place during Essex Book Festival 2020 will be available via this website from Monday 13th January.

About The Girl With the Louding Voice:
As a yielding daughter, a subservient wife, and a powerless servant, Adunni is repeatedly told that she is nothing. But Adunni won’t be silenced. She is determined to find her voice. An unforgettable, award-winning debut novel about one girl’s struggle for freedom in modern-day Nigeria, lifting the curtain on the unchecked epidemic of unpaid housework and exploitation of young girls.

“A bold new storyteller…Abi Daré’s fearless debut is a celebration of girls who dare to dream and those who help unfurl their wings so that they might soar.” Imbolo Mbue

Photo of Abi Daré © AMP