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  1. says:

    DAUGHTERS WHO WALK THIS PATH is a debut novel for Yejide Kilanko and she is going straight onto my ‘must buy immediately she produces a new book’ list The problem is when you read a book that so profoundly moves you and drags you into the story immerses you completely and doesn’t let you go until the very last page – you k

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    this is an incredibly strong debut novel from a very talented writer i found kilanko's style beautiful and though she is dealing with some very difficult heartbreaking subjects i was left feeling hopeful at the end i even had my eyes well up with tears twice in the last part of the story something that is a fairly rare occurrence for me when i read kilanko is not sappy or sentimental thoughi think what is so powerful abo

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    Discussion of rape followsI really enjoyed the fact that this is a novel that is very heavily concerned with female characters and intense familial bonds between them I was ambivalent about the novel's portrayal of rape and response to it On the one hand the female characters are by and large depicted as having immense and strengt

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    In her debut novel Daughters who walk this path Yejide Kilanko tells the story of Morayo a young woman with a burden to bear that when life seem to fall apart for her in her teens feels almost too heavy for her young body

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    My rating is actually 455I found myself unable to put down Daughters Who Walk This Path by Yejide Kilanko; so compelling was the story with rich characters multifaceted storylines and exceptional detail and care given to the very deep and emotional topics covered in this book While I do not intend to give anythi

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    Contemporary Nigeria trying to survive and thrive in a patriarchal society Morayo and her younger sister are girls who live with their family in a middle class existence Although dictators come and go very little political information is rela

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    It's been a couple of days since I read this book all in one go because it was that good and I've not been able to stop thinking about it It was a really powerful tale of girlhood womanhood relationships between mothers and daughters and also of generational silenceI've had my eyes on this book for months and

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    I was so scared of reading Daughters Who Walk This Path I thought to myself When you finally read it what will you have to look forward toI was right Still amIt's a great way to begin the year but what am I to do with myself after nowThis book was relatable in a way that made me highlight sentences laugh out loud and bawl my eyes outWhat can I say further It's definitely worth it 6 out of 5 stars

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    Although both plot and characters are written with very little embellishment Kilanko is a very effective storyteller However there are some puzzling gaps in her narrative She makes sure we know that it is a big deal that Morayo the main character must go far from home to a different state on the other side of the Niger River for the training for her National Youth Service Corps year The distance heightens the element of surprise when she m

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    Yejide Kilanko has used her storytelling abilities to tell overlapping coming of age stories and break the silence around cultural traditions and superstitions regarding albinism gender roles sexual molestation and inter tri

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Spirited and intelligent Morayo grows up surrounded by school friends and family in busy modern day Ibadan Nigeria 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 cous DAUGHTERS WHO WALK THIS PATH is a debut novel for Yejide Kilanko and she is going straight onto my must buy immediately she produces a new book list The problem is when you read a book that so profoundly moves you and drags you into the story immerses you completely and doesn t let you go until the very last page you know you are not going to be able to do justice to it in a review DAUGHTERS WHO WALK THIS PATH follows Morayo from her early childhood through her teenage years and on to adulthood Her family lives in Ibadan in Nigeria and is middle class so can afford to send their children to private schools and on to university Because of her status in society Morayo is fairly well sheltered from the violent aspects of being a woman in modern day Nigeria Protected that is until her cousin Bros T comes to stay with them and she is sexually abused by him Her silence is ensured when he threatens to do the same with her young sister if she tells At twelve years of age this is a heavy burden to place on a young girl When eventually she finally manages to tell her parents what is happening her relationship with her parents changes and she is driven to suicide This is the point where her aunt Morenike who has her own secrets steps in and takes Morayo under her wing a step that proves to be Morayo s lifeline and although her character changes as she tries to find her emotional place in the world her aunt remains a constantThe characters all come alive on the pages they are very well portrayed all have a role to play and all evolve as the book progresses even Bros T changes and evolves though not for the better Morayo has real growth as she overcomes the feelings of despair guilt and lack of self respect and discovers that she can find happiness Her relationship with her Aunt Morenike is something special indeed Through their relationship author Yejide Kilanko also manages to bring Nigeria alive for the reader A country that is vibrant and modern yet still seething with a violent underbelly seeped in superstition and reluctant to give up long established traditions DAUGHTERS WHO WALK THIS PATH is an enthralling read and should not be missed Yejide Kilanko s second book When Land Spirits Cross Big Waters is due for release in 2014 and I for one will be looking out for it and pre ordering as soon as I can Koldbrann - 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In 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 an Contemporary Nigeria trying to survive and thrive in a patriarchal society Morayo and her younger sister are girls who live with their family in a middle class existence Although dictators come and go very little political information is relayed in this book though missing girls and burnt buses are occasionally mentioned The author s focus is on the changing faces and societal issues of this country As always when reading a novel about a country I am unfamiliar with I am amazed that rape goes on in the best of homes with cousins or trusted friends and so little is done about this situation I loved the characters especially Aunt Morenike who was the most understanding and endearing of characters Families are large and close all cousins are brothers and sisters parents are parents to all I loved the closeness between the woman learning about their culture and the love between the sisters The prose is very matter of fact but well done and the story flowed well Overall I really enjoyed this book and loved that is showcased the women of this country