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Shortlisted for the 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and 2018 Wellcome Book Prize. Longlisted for the 2018 International Dylan Thomas Prize

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Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo

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.

Ayobami Adebayo

Ayobami Adebayo’s stories have appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies. She holds BA and MA degrees in Literature in English from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife and 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 been the recipient of a number of fellowships and residencies. She was born in Lagos, Nigeria. Stay With Me is her debut novel and was shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction and the Wellcome Book Prize.