This Competition is now closed: For our October 2013 book giveaway competition, we are pleased to select Yejide Kilanko’s debut novel, Daughters Who Walk This Path (first published in 2012 by Penguin). An Africa Book Club Book of the Year choice, Daughters Who Walk This Path tells the story of Morayo, a spirited and intelligent girl who 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.
Reviews of Daughters Who Walk This Path
“Yejide Kilanko’s courageous characters reveal how young women bear their coming-of-age, and then they learn to tell.”
– Kim Echlin, author of Giller Prize-nominated The Disappeared
“Daughters Who Walk This Path is a subtle yet complex exploration of what it means to be a young woman growing up in contemporary Nigeria. Kilanko does not shy away from tough subjects. Just as important, she does not sensationalize them. This is a delightful, haunting book from a very talented writer.”
– Chika Unigwe, author of On Black Sisters Street
“A welcome and much needed chronicle of family politics in contemporary Nigeria.”
– Sefi Atta, awarding-winning author of Everything Good Will Come
“Uplifting…graceful and unmistakably authentic”
– Quill & Quire
About Yejide Kilanko
Yejide Kilanko was born in Ibadan, a sprawling university city in south-western Nigeria. She read just about anything she could lay her hands on and that love for reading led her to poetry writing when she was twelve. It was the best way she made sense of the long, angst-filled teenage and young adult years that followed. After a big, loud, African wedding, she joined her husband in Maryland, USA. For a decade she stayed home to raise their three children, moved to Canada and went back to school to become a social worker. Yejide currently lives in Chatham, Ontario, where she’s working hard on her second novel. Set in Nigeria and the USA, the novel will be released spring of 2014.
Enter the October 2013 book giveaway competition to win a copy of Daughters Who Walk This Path (by Yejide Kilanko).
How to Enter the Competition – This competition is now closed
Simply follow the instructions below. If you are not a registered Africa Book Club subscriber, you will need sign up first. Then go ahead and answer the question below to enter.
- Other than Yejide Kilanko’s Daughters Who Walk This Path, can you name the title of another book that made the 2012 Africa Book Club Books of the Year?
Please email your answers to: firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: October 2013 Book Giveaway
Tip: Answers to the questions can be found by browsing the Africa Book Club site.
Remember the Rules:
- This competition is open to all registered subscribers and members of the Africa Book Club anywhere in the world. Non-subscribers can subscribe here to enter the competition. To sign up for a membership, click here.
- This giveaway competition expires Thursday, October 31, 2013 at midnight (EST).
- The winner will be drawn on (or shortly after) November 1, 2013 from all correct entries received before the closing date.
- The winner will be asked to provide a valid shipping address or an email address in case he or she prefers to receive the ebook edition.
- Africa Book Club will make a good-faith effort to ship books to anywhere in the world at standard international postal rates. Delivery times vary and may take up to five weeks for certain international destinations.
- Only one entry will be accepted per person registered as a subscriber/member of the Africa Book Club.
- The winner will be notified by email using the address through which he or she entered the competition.
- Only the winning entrant will be contacted by Africa Book Club. Our decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
- The winner’s name may be published on the Book Club site after the closing of the competition.
How We Select Our Winners
All entries are assigned a unique number, ranging from 1 to the highest number. Winners are then randomly selected using the sequence generator tool. For more about this tool, visit www.random.org.