Yejide Kilanko was born in Ibadan, Nigeria, daughter of a university professor and his wife. She read widely – Wole Soyinka, Lobsang Rampa, Chinua Achebe and Alex Haley- and majored in Political Science at the University of Ibadan before moving to the United States to marry. She attended the University of Victoria, and is now a Child Protection Worker in Canada. She lives in Chatham, Ontario with her husband and children. Daughters Who Walk This Path is her first novel.