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Ters Who MOBI #224 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 Who Walk This PDF #197 learn to fierc. 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

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Daughters Who Walk This Path

Ely protect herself and her sister from a legacy of silence many women in Morayo's family share Only Aunty Morenike once shielded by her own mother provides Morayo with a safe home and a sense of female community that sustains her as she grows into a young woman in bustling politically charged often violent Nigeria. 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 when my copy arrived I couldn t wait to dive in It was well worth the wait I laughed I cried and I was triggered by many parts of this book Yejide Kilanko did a great job of weaving so many elements together and over such a long period of timeWe re introduced to the MC Morayo when she s just five years old and we follow her through her life till she s well in her 30s The book is divided into 5 parts with all parts except one focused on Morayo One of the 4 parts is focused on Aunty Morenike and we re able to get an in depth look into her storyThere were so many themes discussed and I loved how the author dealt with them This is a Nigerian book set in Ibadan so it was really great to read all the names places foods and events that I could relate with especially the election subplotThis book evoked so many raw feelings in me and at so many points I wanted to enter the book and fight so many people We got to see a comparison of two mothers when faced with similar situations She also explored the harm that s brought about by the refusal of parents to be straight forward with children about sex and sexual activitiesI 100% recommend this book to anyone and everyone

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Spirited and Walk This PDFEPUB #196 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 Daugh. 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 strengthening solidarity around this issue but on the other there is no suggestion by the characters or the narrative that men could or ought to be expected to show solidarity support justice or even accountability In some cases older supportive female characters end up in the odd position of asking their younger female relatives to forgive their rapists for the sake of family or peace of mindThis is a coming of age novel which is not the most directed of genres in general but I found the storyline to be particularly aimless largely due to lack of depth or foundation building Without this depth some events are reduced to seeming like retellings of clich s about survivors of rape tropes of hastily inserted obstacles between star crossed lovers and the weirdly unexamined assumption that children always bring healing and fulfillment to their mothers and the corollary to this that only children can do so


10 thoughts on “Daughters Who Walk This Path

  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 know you are not going to be able to do justice to it in a review DAUGHTERS WHO WALK THIS

  2. says:

    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

  3. says:

    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 t

  4. says:

    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 and too h

  5. says:

    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 gi

  6. says:

    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 nove

  7. says:

    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

  8. says:

    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 to?I was right Still amIt's a great way to begin the year but what am I to do with myself after now?This 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

  9. says:

    Although both plot and characters are written with very little embellishment Kilanko is a very effective storyteller However there a

  10. says:

    Yejide Kilanko has used her storytelling abilities to tell overlapping coming of age stories and break the silence around c