Becoming Abigail

Genre: Literary

Becoming AbigailA Novella

Performed by:
Robin Miles

Tough, spirited, and fiercely independent Abigail is brought as a teenager to London from Nigeria by relatives who attempt to force her into prostitution. She flees, struggling to find herself in the shadow of a strong but dead mother. In spare yet haunting and lyrical prose reminiscent of Marguerite Duras, Abani brings to life a young woman who lives with a strength and inner light that will enlighten and uplift the listener. Chris Abani is a poet and novelist and the author, most recently, of GraceLand, which won the 2005 PEN/Hemingway Prize, a Silver Medal in the California Book Awards, and was a finalist for several other prizes including the Los Angeles Times Book Prize. His other prizes include a PEN Freedom-to-Write Award, a Prince Claus Award, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship. He lives and teaches in California.

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Run time: 2 hours
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Chris Abani
Robin Miles

A voice from everywhere and nowhere, with credits from Broadway to soaps, Shakespeare to Law & Order, Robin Miles knows audiobooks from both sides of the glass. For her gripping narration, authentic characters, impressive accents, and characters in varied genres, AudioFile named her “a performer who never disappoints.” Her 200+ titles have won multiple Bests of the Year, Earphones, an Audie award, and a Grammy nomination. She owns production/teaching studio Voxpertise™ and holds a BA and MFA from Yale.

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