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Yejide Kilanko was born in Ibadan, Nigeria, and currently lives in Ontario, Canada, where she practices as a therapist in children’s mental health. Kilanko’s debut novel, Daughters Who Walk This Path, a 2012 Canadian national bestseller, was longlisted for the inaugural Etisalat Prize, and the 2016 Nigeria Literature Prize. Kilanko’s work includes a novella, Chasing Butterflies (2015), and a children’s picture book, There Is An Elephant In My Wardrobe (2019).
Her short fiction is in the anthology, New Orleans Review 2017: The African Literary Hustle. Her second children’s picture book, Juba and The Fireball, is forthcoming from Narrative Landscape Press in late 2020.