Daughters Who Walk This Path by Yejide Kilanko

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Daughters Who Walk This Path has its imperfections, but like the Nigerian society it depicts, it is elevated by a richness of story and tradition.
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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.
 

About Yejide Kilanko

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YEJIDE KILANKO was born in Ibadan, Nigeria, the daughter of a university professor and his wife. She married an American computer programmer, and immigrated to Laurel, Maryland. Kilanko is now a social worker in children's mental health and lives in Canada. Daughters Who Walk This Path is her first novel.
 
Published April 10, 2012 by Penguin Canada. 360 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction
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Toronto Star

Good
Reviewed by Jennifer Hunter on Apr 28 2012

Kilanko’s characters are affecting and admirable; her storytelling agile and persuasive; her dialogue convincing and funny.

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Above average
Reviewed by Donna Bailey Nurse on Jul 13 2012

Daughters Who Walk This Path has its imperfections, but like the Nigerian society it depicts, it is elevated by a richness of story and tradition.

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Good
Reviewed by Donna Bailey Nurse on Jul 13 2012

Daughters Who Walk This Path has its imperfections, but like the Nigerian society it depicts, it is elevated by a richness of story and tradition.

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