"Sometimes, that mattress be smelling like the armpit of the bricklayers at the market square, and when they are raising their hand up to greet you, the smell can kill you dead."
Fact: Child marriage was made illegal in 2003 by the Nigerian government. Yet an estimated 17% of girls in the country, particularly in the northern region of Nigeria, are married before the age of 15.
Adunni stood up for what she believe she deserves - education. Despite of the obstacles with determination and "the louding voice" a future awaits.
Author: Abi Daré
*This has been sitting in my drafts since October 2020, the last time I attended the book club.