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Published April 10th 2012 by Penguin Canada
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.
What did I think about this book?
I need to read this book, as soon as possible, when last I went for a bookclub meeting this was one of the books they had read, but since I never knew about the bookclub and only went along with my friend, I was excused but I bought the book and also had a skype session with the author, which was wonderful and very insightful, to the backstory of the writing of the book.
This book, is set in my country Nigeria and discusses sensitive themes, relating to females, especially in my culture Yoruba, since the main characters are Yorubas.