Yejide’s Thoughts

“As we celebrate #IWD2021, my hopes for women working as writers, editors, publishers, publicists, marketers, vendors or any job related to this sector, are the acquisition of skills and resources needed to create successful projects and spaces. We have so much to offer.”

Yejide Kilanko was born in Ibadan, Nigeria. A writer of fiction and poetry, Kilanko’s debut novel, Daughters Who Walk This Path, a Canadian national bestseller, was longlisted for the 2016 Nigeria Literature Prize.
Her work includes a novella, Chasing Butterflies (2015), two children’s picture books, There Is An Elephant In My Wardrobe (2019), and Juba and The Fireball (2020). Her short fiction is in the anthology, New Orleans Review 2017: The African Literary Hustle. Kilanko’s next novel, A Good Name, is forthcoming September 2021.
Kilanko lives in Ontario, Canada where she practices as a therapist in children’s mental health.