'Daughters Who Walk This Path' by Yejide Kilanko



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I struggled through the greater part of this book because I felt Kilanko lifted Atta's template for Everything Good Will Come. The story revolves around a female protagonist's (Motunrayo) coming of age and the same themes in Atta's book are evident; teenage pregnancy, rape, abortion, an enviable friendship between two girls that lasts a life time, the complexities of marriage.


As with Atta's book, we watch the protagonist grow from child to woman to wife to mother. I felt there was barely anything spectacular about Kilanko's writing; I found it dull and unimaginative. She also failed (most especially in the way her characters spoke -- their choice of words) to transport me to a Nigeria set in the 90s.

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