Daughters Who Walk This Path (Paperback)

By Yejide Kilanko

Pintail, 9780143186434, 338pp.

Publication Date: January 29, 2013

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (1/28/2013)
Paperback (4/10/2012)
Paperback (4/23/2013)
Compact Disc (1/29/2013)
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MP3 CD (1/29/2013)
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Description

SPIRITED AND INTELLIGENT, MORAYO grows up surrounded by school friends and family in busy, modern-day Ibadan. An adoring little sister, their traditional parents, and a host of aunties and cousins make Morayo's home their own. So there's nothing unusual about her 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 protect herself and her sister from a legacy of silence shared by the women in her family. Only her Aunt Morenike provides Morayo with a safe home and a sense of female community that sustains her as she develops into a young woman in bustling, politically charged, often violent Nigeria.


About the Author

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."