Transatlantic is excited to share the cover reveal for IN OUR OWN WAYS by Yejide Kilanko!

IN OUR OWN WAYS is a powerful and emotional story of how a young couple’s decision to start a family breaks their marriage apart.

After a childhood in the backwaters of a Nigerian fishing town, up-and-comer, Senami Mausi, is proud of the man he has become. His sprawling compound is his castle and the beautiful Fadaka, daughter of the wealthy Silva family, is his queen. Thanks to the right pedigree and connections, Fadaka and Senami are living an enviable life. However, cracks in their marriage begin to appear when they struggle to get pregnant. Family and the secrets behind the conception threaten to destroy them. 

The joy from the arrival of the long-awaited child is short-lived as their marriage crumbles. A master of self-reinvention, Senami disappears into thin air, taking the child and leaving Fadaka behind to pick up the pieces of her shattered reality. The child becomes the centre of Fadaka’s rage. She faces two choices: stay home and rebuild or fight for what is rightfully hers.

Coming soon from Narrative Landscape Press!

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.