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Emotional and Psychological Trauma: a Study of Yejide Kilanko’s Daughters Who Walk This Path

Publication Type : Journal Article

Publisher : CIKITUSI Journal for Multidisciplinary Research

Source : CIKITUSI Journal for Multidisciplinary Research, Volume 5, Issue 12 (2018)

Url :'s_Daughters_Who_Walk_This_Path

Campus : Amritapuri

School : School of Arts and Sciences

Department : English

Year : 2018

Abstract : Literature is the reflection of the life in all its varied forms and shapes. Literature is the mirror to life and society. Literature shows how the idea of memories holding the emotional thread to relate the human experiences in different ways. It represents the social, political, cultural and historical growth of society at a great length. Commonwealth Literature is a vast term which defines English Language works written in the formal British colony or places which had the status of dominions. Nigerian literature is begin with the oral tradition, pioneered by the unsung heroes of her literary past like warriors, story tellers, priests and many others. Yejide Kilanko’s debut novel Daughters Who Walk This Path tells the life story of Morayo, a small, determined girl growing in the city of Ibadan. The happiness in her life is changed by the arrival of her older male cousin, Bros T. He comes to love with her family and begins to sexually molest her. She painfully suppresses Bros T’s sexual violence from everyone. At last she broke her silence to the parents but they didn’t support her and later she turns for aunt Morenike and she has given all the support and understanding to Morayo than her parents. Morenike’s story is told along with Morayo’s. By the time Morayo reaches university, there she reacquainted with her first love, kachi. . Later she got job in Bank Lagos and in there she comes face to face with Bros T and it led to trauma. In the end she gets support from her family to overcome the trauma.

Cite this Research Publication : S. M. Chandran, Krishnakumar, S., and S, H., “Emotional and Psychological Trauma: a Study of Yejide Kilanko’s Daughters Who Walk This Path”, CIKITUSI Journal for Multidisciplinary Research, vol. 5, no. 12, 2018.

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