Stay With Me is the debut novel by Nigerian writer, Ayobami Adebayo. Set in Nigeria of the 1980s, the novel follows a young couple, Yejide and Akin, in their struggle to conceive a child. Having sought help from conventional medicine, traditional African medicine and spiritual quarters, Akin bows to pressure form his family to take a second, potentially fertile new bride. This leaves Yejide at a crossroads – what can she do to save her marriage?
Ayobami Adebayo weaves a devastating story of the fragility of married love, the undoing of family, the wretchedness of grief, and the all-consuming bonds of motherhood. Shortlisted for the 2017 Bailey’s Prize for Women’s Fiction, recipient of excellent reviews from The Guardian, The Daily Mail, and The Irish Times; Stay With Me is an electrifying novel of enormous emotional power.
The novel is now available in Nigerian and Ghanaian bookstores. See the list below for a book store near you.
It’s also available on Amazon.