Friday, December 15, 2017
Central Library Ewald Library Woods Branch Central Library Ewald Library Woods Branch
Home | People Are Talking About: | Fiction | Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo

Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo

Stay with Me by Ayobami Adebayo

When Yejide and Akin fall in love, they decide not to have a polygamous relationship. This surprises their Nigerian families, especially when, four years into their marriage, Yejide still hasn’t become pregnant. Although everyone recognizes how hard Yejide is trying to conceive, the family secretly brings in a second wife. Yejide is furious, and desperate to save her marriage. Adebayo’s debut novel expands beyond the second wife’s arrival to explore the darkest moments of life and marriage. The story alternates between the late 1980s and a funeral in 2008, setting Akin and Yejide’s marriage against a period of political instability in Nigeria. Telling the story from both Akin’s and Yejide’s perspectives, Adebayo describes parenthood and love with heartbreaking prose.

Reserve this Book