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Stay with me

Ayòbámi Adébáyò
2017, 298 p.

Yejide and her husband Akin met and fell in love at university. After a few years of marriage, the couple have not yet been able to conceive the child they want so much. Although both of them are opposed to polygamy, Akin feels forced by the absence of a baby to consider another wife. And while Yejide decides to try everything in her power to get pregnant and not to lose her husband, the drastic risks she’s willing to take may prove too high a cost. This heartbreaking story is Nigerian author Ayòbámi Adébáyò’s debut novel. Unravelling against the social and political turbulence of the 1980s, Stay With Me is a story about the desperate measures we sometimes take to save ourselves and our relationships.


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