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Book: Paperback | 210 x 133mm | 304 | ISBN 9780143186113 | 10 Apr 2012 | Penguin Canada
Yejide Kilanko

Yejide Kilanko was born in Ibadan, Nigeria, daughter of a university professor and his wife. She read widely – Wole Soyinka, Lobsang Rampa, Chinua Achebe and Alex Haley- and majored in Political Science at the University of Ibadan before moving to the United States to marry. She attended the University of Victoria, and is now a Child Protection Worker in Canada. She lives in Chatham, Ontario with her husband and children. Daughters Who Walk This Path is her first novel.

DAUGHTERS WHO WALK THIS PATH

A NOVEL

Yejide Kilanko

Daughters Who Walk This Path depicts the dramatic coming of age of Morayo, a spirited and intelligent girl growing up in 1980s Ibadan who is thrust into a web of oppressive silence woven by the adults around her. It's a legacy of silence many women in Morayo's family share. Only Aunty Morenike—once protected by her own mother—provides Morayo with a safe home, and a sense of female community which sustains Morayo as she grows into a young woman in bustling, politically charged, often violent Nigeria.

“A book that can make you laugh and cry.”
Toronto Star

“Sophisticated and beautiful.”
National Post

“Morayo’s story is universal and women around the world will relate.”
Winnipeg Free Press

"The lives of girls and women continue to be fraught with secrets, shame and violence. Yejide Kilanko's courageous characters reveal how young women bear their coming-of-age, and then they learn to tell."
—Kim Echlin

"[Kilanko] tells us stories about Nigerian women’s emotional strength, their remarkable network of support and the travails that afflict many of them in a country where women still provide the domestic backbone. It is a book that can make you laugh and cry and if you aren’t a feminist, Kilanko’s book will turn you into one — whether you’re male or female."
Toronto Star

"Kilanko’s characters are affecting and admirable; her storytelling agile and persuasive; her dialogue convincing and funny. Kilanko’s primary job in social work and child protection allows her a deep understanding of victimization. She leaves us with a sense of a Nigerian woman’s heroism in the face of social prejudice. Morayo and her aunt Morenike walked us down a path we hope we will be able to meet them on again."
Toronto Star

Yejide Kilanko was born in Ibadan, Nigeria, daughter of a university professor and his wife. She read widely – Wole Soyinka, Lobsang Rampa, Chinua Achebe and Alex Haley- and majored in Political Science at the University of Ibadan before moving to the United States to marry. She attended the University of Victoria, and is now a Child Protection Worker in Canada. She lives in Chatham, Ontario with her husband and children. Daughters Who Walk This Path is her first novel.

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Praise

“A book that can make you laugh and cry.”
Toronto Star

“Sophisticated and beautiful.”
National Post

“Morayo’s story is universal and women around the world will relate.”
Winnipeg Free Press

"The lives of girls and women continue to be fraught with secrets, shame and violence. Yejide Kilanko's courageous characters reveal how young women bear their coming-of-age, and then they learn to tell."
—Kim Echlin

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