Daughters Who Walk This Path by Yejide Kilanko
Spirited and intelligent, Morayo grows up surrounded by school friends and family in Ibadan. There is Eniayo, her adoring little sister—for whose sake their middle-class parents fight stigmatising superstition—and a large extended family of cousins and aunts who sometimes make Morayo’s home their own. A shameful secret forced upon her by Bros T, her cousin, thrusts Morayo into a web of oppressive silence woven by the adults around her. Morayo must learn to fiercely protect herself and her sister as young women growing up in a complex and politically charged country.
About the Author
Born in Ibadan, Nigeria, Yejide Kilanko is a writer of poetry and fiction, and a therapist in children’s mental health. She currently lives with her family in Ontario, Canada. Yejide’s debut novel, Daughters Who Walk This Path, a national bestseller, was published by Penguin Canada, April 2012 and Pintail Books (Penguin USA) January 2013. The novel has been translated into German and Thai. In 2012, Yejide was named one of the top five hottest up-and-comers on the Canadian writing scene by the Globe and Mail.