Sunday, July 21, 2013
August 2013: WOW Book Club - Daughters who walk this path
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)