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The Girl with the Louding Voice and The Silent Treatment

Abi Daré and Abbie Greaves Interviewed by Suzi Feay

Saturday, 4 April 2020

10:00am

1 hour

St Cross College

£7 - £12.50

Debut novelists Abi Daré and Abbie Greaves talk about their writing and their first novels, The Girl with the Louding Voice and The Silent Treatment.

Daré’s The Girl with a Louding Voice is a powerful and emotional story of a young Nigerian woman trapped in servitude that won the 2018 Bath Novel Award for unpublished manuscripts and sparked a publishing auction. The novel tells of 14-year-old Adunni’s quest to get and education and speak for herself – ‘a louding voice’ – and of her struggle for freedom from servitude in modern Nigeria. Daré grew up in Nigeria and has lived in the UK for 18 years. She studied law and has an MA in creative writing. The novel was inspired by the uneducated housemaids her family and others would employ.

Greaves’ The Silent Treatment is an exploration of lost love and mental health that goes back to the start of a relationship to find out what can drive a couple apart 40 years later. Greaves wrote her debut novel while working in a London literary agency with some of the best-known names in fiction. She says she always wanted to be a novelist and was drawn to the idea of exploring what it takes to sustain a lifelong love.

Discussions are chaired by journalist and reviewer for the FT Suzi Feay.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 11th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College: Festival college partner. All facilities generously donated to the festival The Feathers Hotel Woodstock Macdonald Bear Hotel Woodstock Critchleys HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Felicity Bryan Associates Conference Oxford Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Schoolreaders The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Glyndebourne Chamberlain Evans Estate agents Ironbridge Gorge Museums Foodbuy Chêne Bleu Frescobaldi Toscana Wines of Tuscany Symington Wines of the Douro Valley Sloane Club Steer Oxford Botanic Garden Cinnamon Kitchen Compassion in World Farming The Wild Geese Nicholas Hunter Ltd