Daughters Who Walk This Path
by Yejide Kilanko
Spirited, intelligent Morayo grows up surrounded by school friends and a busy family in modern-day Ibadan, Nigeria. An adoring little sister, her traditional parents, and a host of aunties and cousins make Morayo's home their own. So there's nothing unusual about Morayo's charming but troubled cousin, Bros T, moving in with the family. At first Morayo and her sister are delighted, but in her innocence, nothing prepares Morayo for the shameful secret Bros T forces upon her.
Thrust into a web of oppressive silence woven by the adults around her, Morayo must learn to fiercely protect herself and her sister; 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.
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Yejide Kilanko was born in Ibadan, Nigeria. a therapist in children's mental health, she holds a Political Science degree from the University of Ibadan and Social Work degrees from the University of Victoria and the University of Windsor. Yejide lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband and children. Daughters Who Walk This Path is her debut novel. her second novel titled, When Land Spirits Cross Big Waters, is forthcoming from Penguin Canada, Spring 2014.
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