Daughters Who Walk This Path

Daughters Who Walk This Path

A Novel

Book - 2012
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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 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 fiercely 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.

Publisher: Toronto : Penguin, 2012
ISBN: 9780143186113
Branch Call Number: F KIL
Characteristics: xii, 329 p. ; 23 cm


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Sep 10, 2017

I love, loved this book. I was drawn in by all the characters . I laughed, I was in tears. Very emotional ride but a fantastic read. Saw a bit of myself in a few characters.

Highly recommend this novel.

Aug 01, 2014

The author is a social worker who has worked with children and this carries over in the authentic voices she gives to the children in this coming of age story. She portrays a patriarchal and superstitious society but does not convincingly integrate the broader social and political context into the story she tells. Overall, this is a nice book, perhaps too nice, and consequently somehow disappointing.

Jun 15, 2013

I enjoyed reading this but I think the story became a little unfocused about half way through. It was an interesting look at the culture of modern day Nigeria.

Apr 22, 2013

An absorbing read with characters who read as true people. Highly recommended.

Mar 17, 2013

Daughters Who Walk This Path is much more than the story of downtrodden women, as the author guides her characters through their lives, much is revealed about Nigerian culture and politics. This is a book that tells the in-depth story of a woman’s journey through life with all it’s heartbreak and joys. I found this to be a very real story and it left me feeling touched and inspired.

Oct 17, 2012

Good reading

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