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. Feb 10, Mara rated it liked it Shelves: arc , fiction , africa. 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 meets Kachi, her teenage beau, at the training si Although both plot and characters are written with very little embellishment, Kilanko is a very effective storyteller. The distance heightens the element of surprise when she meets Kachi, her teenage beau, at the training site.
After only a few pages, though, Morayo informs Kachi that she has been transformed to serve her year much closer to home. As a plot device to remind her readers about Morayo's relationship with Kachi, this is all well and good, but as part of an actual narrative it leaves something to be desired. For the most part, omission of such details doesn't detract from the overall sense of the story, but I found each omission distracting as I had to flip back through the pages to see if I actually had missed something.
Finding that I hadn't, each time I could only wonder why Kilanko chose not to add the very few lines that would have provided the missing details. Oct 12, Leslie Reese rated it really liked it Shelves: african-authors. 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-tribal marriage in Nigeria between the years and Her writing style is deceptively simple, and while some characters role model ways to have difficult conversations, it doesn't feel contrived.
I particularly loved the solidarity amongst girls and women in this story 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-tribal marriage in Nigeria between the years and I particularly loved the solidarity amongst girls and women in this story: sisters, friends, mothers and aunties holding each other up and calling each other out; being right, wrong, tender, stern, etc.
Another great touch is how all 22 chapters and the epilogue open with proverbs that are thought-provoking but also hint at the actions to come!
A glossary and pronunciation key for many [West African] terms would have been nice. I'd be interested in Nigerian readers' thoughts on this book. Feb 14, Myne Whitman rated it really liked it. Daughters who walk this Path paints the picture of women in Nigeria and who could be women anywhere.
The characters are fully realized and are people anyone might recognize or identify with, and this means that the book is all the more moving and compelling. My only issue with the book was that it seemed to want to write everything about Nigeria and the cultures in one book that already has its remit defined. The foray into elections and the political machinery was unnecessary as was the introdu Daughters who walk this Path paints the picture of women in Nigeria and who could be women anywhere.
The foray into elections and the political machinery was unnecessary as was the introduction of the issue of inter-ethnic marriage. Otherwise, Yejide writes very well, in language that is easy and engaging, and any reader will find themselves running the whole gamut of feelings, from laughter to tears and back, by the time the book concludes. Mar 17, Kim rated it it was amazing Shelves: fiction. I loved this book and couldn't put it down.
The novel deals with many complex issues including the clash of tribal traditions in present day Nigerian society, social and political change, dignity and self-respect, sexual abuse and manipulation and discusses places carved out for women in contemporary Nigeria. Full of empathy and amazing characters, I will be on the lookout for Kilanko's second book and definitely recommend this one. May 15, Arlena rated it really liked it Shelves: my-reviews , a-good-book , 4-stars , abuse , rape , cultural , african , literary.
I found from reading "Daughters Who Walk This Path" was a well written story about 'family, friendship, community and personal courage. You will be caught up in the read as this author shares with the reader a thought provoking and private moments that come up for this young girl named Morayo and her sister Eniayo who happened to be born an albino. From the read we find that some of the relatives gave the family a hard time about this albino child. I found it real interesting how people seemed to come and go out of this family's life and then there was that troubled spoiled cousin who proved to be really horrible being the one who would I will stop at this point not wanting to spoil it.
I will say at this point in the read I didn't understand the reasoning of Morayo's parents with there silence and secrets. It was interesting seeing how the story was well presented with what had happened to Morayo This story was well presented and this was one of my favorite parts of the read. I loved this author's storyline as well as the style of writing showing intensed drama and suspense. This is this author's first novel and I believe it was done very well written definite giving the readers signs of a 'gentle, caring and insightful type of read. As you read "Daughters Who Walk This Path" you will be quickly drawn into this family's 'community, culture and sisterhood.
I also found one chapter a little different when the author dived into the political realm, but all in all it came out a good read. I found the main characters were well developed, believable, intriguing and therefore we got a captivating read that will keep your attention that has so much intensed emotions as well as experiences.
It was really good to see the main heroine as she journeys to womanhood having overcome some much difficult times in her life. I love seeing as the story progressed there being a beautiful relationship that was inspired by these woman as they share their bonds. This author really goes into depth conveying the moral fundamental questions that should be applied to young children and teens in that there should be a stand taken against domestic and sexual violence.
What I really loved from the read Even though a lot of the read was said I still found this read quite interesting of cultures of other countries as was presented from this [Ibadan, Africa] experience. Aug 13, Katie rated it liked it Shelves: africa , , nigeria.
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. I loved the strength of female bonds in this novel, and I also loved how the author wrote Morayo's process of grief and self healing to be long and contain mistakes and regressions, and that she could come out strong and have self love.
She didn't cheapen or trivialize the ordeal and I appreciat 3. She didn't cheapen or trivialize the ordeal and I appreciate it. I would give it 4 stars 5 stars are reserved for my all time life-changing favorites so I'm stingy about them , but a few elements just fell flat.
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The relationship of Morayo to her sister was just undeveloped and I didn't find that relationship as real or moving as Morayo and Moreinke or Morayo and her mother, though it had all the potential to be. She simply conquered it offstage and the readers are left feeling cheated, like we missed something in the story because it should have had a greater importance to her character than it did.
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Kachi and Morayo's relationship in the end also felt somewhat underdeveloped. I loved him as a young boy with a crush, but suddenly she's marrying him and I missed them falling in love again.
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Readers must just accept him because as a teen he was sweet to her, but we don't get to know the character as an adult. And finally Bros. T's return was oddly concluded. In conclusion this book was still a quick and lovely read even though it has its gaps, and I'll look forward to seeing what the author will do next time.
A stunning debut about rape, incest and abuse as well as the damaging after-effects sexual trauma on a woman's psyche. Morayo is a bright young Ibadan woman with a promising future.
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Raised by a loving middle-class Nigerian family, she finds comfort in close-knit relationship with her younger sister Eniayo, an albino or "afin". When her mischievous cousin Tayo, better known to the family relations as Bros T, moves in with Morayo's family to hopefully influence the wayward youth, Morayo becomes an A stunning debut about rape, incest and abuse as well as the damaging after-effects sexual trauma on a woman's psyche. When her mischievous cousin Tayo, better known to the family relations as Bros T, moves in with Morayo's family to hopefully influence the wayward youth, Morayo becomes an unwilling party to sexual abuse.
Her family's reluctance to handle the shame and trauma of Morayo's experience is heartbreakingly devastating to the youth.
She turns to her Aunt Morenike, a woman who has experienced a similar trauma and bore a son from this rape , to understand her own grief and loss.