Kilanko’s characters are affecting and admirable; her storytelling agile and persuasive; her dialogue convincing and funny. Kilanko’s primary job in social work and child protection allows her a deep understanding of victimization. She leaves us with a sense of a Nigerian woman’s heroism in the face of social prejudice. Morayo and her aunt Morenike walked us down a path we hope we will be able to meet them on again.
-Toronto Star http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/books/2012/04/28/daughters_who_walk_this_path_review.html
Yejide Kilanko has a lively style – she conveys the profound difference between cultures in Nigeria’s small towns and large cities with great skill – and a strong grasp of the material. She understands exactly how male privilege operates, and her account of Morayo’s unrestrained promiscuity during her university years rings painfully true.
-NOW Magazine http://www.nowtoronto.com/books/story.cfm?content=186017
Morayo's story is univeral and women around the world will relate.
-Winnipeg Free Press http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/opinion/fyi/setting-helps-tell-dark-story-149344425.html
Ultimately, Daughters Who Walk This Path is an unflinching representation of the attitudes that existed – and in some places still do exist – toward victims of sexual assault. Kilanko’s true accomplishment is to give readers access to the women’s pain and, sometimes, their redemption.
-The Globe and Mail http://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books-and-media/book-reviews/daughters-who-walk-this-path-by-yejide-kilanko/article4241885/
Kilanko...uses the characters of Morayo and Morenike to transcend geographical borders and create a stirring novel about the universal experience of a girl’s journey to womanhood, within the unique vision of her native country.
-Minnesota StarTribune http://www.startribune.com/entertainment/books/188382391.html?refer=y
An emotional and rewarding read that I couldn’t put down, I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a book exploring life, growing up, and the social issues we all deal with, in one way or another.
-Amy Reads http://amckiereads.com/2012/07/18/review-daughters-who-walk-this-path-by-yejide-kilanko/
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.
-Naija Stories http://www.naijastories.com/2012/08/review-of-daughters-who-walk-this-path-by-yejide-kilanko/
Kilanko exposes the biases in her society, the injustices that paint women as guilty even when they are clearly the victims, and above all, the silence that refuses to acknowledge what's going on.
-Africa Book Club http://www.africabookclub.com/?p=11040