Sunday, July 21, 2013
Traveling to Nigeria, our next WOW Book Club discussion will focus on the book "Daughters who walk this Path" by Yejide Kilanko, in her first novel.
Here's a Book Summary:
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.
We'll be meeting in NOPA neighborhood at the Matching Half Cafe on Sunday August 25 @ 2pm!
Next Books to Read:
On Sal Mal Lane by Ru Freeman (Sri Lanka)
When I lived in Modern Times by Linda Grant (Israel)