Stay with me

by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀

Shortlisted for the 2017 Baileys women's prize for fiction
Shortlisted for the 2018 Wellcome book priz
Longlisted for the 2018 International Dylan Thomas prize

Yejide is hoping for a miracle, for a child. It is all her husband wants, all her mother-in-law wants, and she has tried everything. But when her relatives insist upon a new wife, it is too much for Yejide to bear.

Unravelling against the social and political turbulence of 1980s Nigeria, Stay With Me is a story of the fragility of married love, the undoing of family, the power of grief, and the all-consuming bonds of motherhood. It is a tale about the desperate attempts we make to save ourselves, and those we love, from heartbreak.

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