Born in Ibadan, Nigeria, Yejide Kilanko is a writer of poetry and fiction, and a therapist in children's mental health. She currently lives with her family in Ontario, Canada. Yejide's debut novel, Daughters Who Walk This Path, a national bestseller, was published by Penguin Canada, April 2012 and Pintail Books (Penguin USA) January 2013. The novel has been translated into German and Thai. In 2012, Yejide was named one of the top five hottest up-and-comers on the Canadian writing scene by the Globe and Mail.