Worldreader Book Club

July 2015 • Chasing Butterflies


Chasing Butterflies

by Yejide Kilanko

"A good mother does not run from her child’s home. She always stays and fights.” Titilope Ojo left Nigeria for the United States over a decade ago but her mother’s words are still fresh in her mind. When things begin to fall apart in her marriage, she tells herself she must stay for her son’s sake. Despite this resolution, things spiral out of Titilope’s control and she is forced to take charge of her own destiny. Chasing Butterflies is a courageous story about survival, change and the sometimes painful path to self-determination.

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