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Stay with Me

By Ayobami Adebayo
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Publisher Description

A New York Times Notable Book • “A thoroughly contemporary—and deeply moving—portrait of a marriage.... In the lineage of great works by Chinua Achebe and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.” —The New York Times Book Review
Ilesa, Nigeria. Ever since they first met and fell in love at university, Yejide and Akin have agreed: polygamy is not for them. But four years into their marriage—after consulting fertility doctors and healers, and trying strange teas and unlikely cures—Yejide is still not pregnant. She assumes she still has time—until her in-laws arrive on her doorstep with a young woman they introduce as Akin’s second wife. Furious, shocked, and livid with jealousy, Yejide knows the only way to save her marriage is to get pregnant. Which, finally, she does—but at a cost far greater than she could have dared to imagine.
The unforgettable story of a marriage as seen through the eyes of both husband and wife, Stay With Me asks how much we can sacrifice for the sake of family.

4 Reviews

Loudly Crying Face“What a beautiful and heartbreaking book. The ending was so bittersweet.”
Characters change and growLikable charactersMulti-layered charactersOriginal charactersBeautifully writtenComplexHeartbreakingRealistic settingHeartbreaking
Thinking Face“This was such a heavy read. At every turn there was something tragic happening. Although, I couldn’t put the book down because I wanted to know what was gonna happen next. There was a lot of unnecessary plots that didn’t tie to the overall story. At times I wasn’t sure what the plot even actually was, it just felt like a series of unfortunate events”
Slightly Smiling Face
Believable charactersDiverse charactersOriginal writingComplexUnpredictableHistorically-accurateInsightfulSeriousCharacters kept making same mistakes
Surprised Face with Open Mouth
Believable charactersDiverse charactersMulti-layered charactersHeartbreakingTwistyUnpredictable

About Ayobami Adebayo

AYOBAMI ADEBAYO’s stories have appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies, and one was highly commended in the 2009 Commonwealth Short Story Competition. She holds BA and MA degrees in literature in English from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife, and has worked as an editor for Saraba Magazine since 2009. Adebayo also has an MA in creative writing from the University of East Anglia, where she was awarded an international bursary for creative writing. She has received fellowships and residencies from Ledig House, Sinthian Cultural Centre, Hedgebrook, Ox-Bow School of Art, Ebedi Hills and the Siena Art Institute. She was born in Lagos, Nigeria.

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