Yejide Kilanko was born in Ibadan, Nigeria. She lives in Ontario, Canada, where she practices as a therapist in children’s mental health. Kilanko’s debut novel, Daughters Who Walk This Path, is a Canadian national bestseller. The novel was longlisted for 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). Kilanko’s short fiction is in the anthology, New Orleans Review 2017: The African Literary Hustle. When she’s not busy dreaming about more stories and poems, you’ll find Kilanko online playing simultaneous games of Scrabble.

Yejide is represented by Léonicka Valcius and Chelene Knight.