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Title: Stay With Me
Authors: Ayobami, Adebayo
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 296
Year: 2017
Publisher: Canongate
Language: English
Description: The world should be their oyster: Yejide and Akin are a modern young couple, university educated, prosperous and happily married. But alas, when the expected children fail to materialise, drastic steps will need to be taken. Against the political chaos of 1980s Nigeria, Yejide and Akin must manage the turmoil of their own lives - the pressure of traditional societal expectations and the price they are prepared to pay for children.

This is an emotionally powerful story of hope and despair and the sacrifices we make for family.

Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"This is an electrifying novel with lots of plot twists and horrifying surprises."

"I think most readers would find this book to be an absorbing and illuminating read."

"Very easy read – gripping, unexpected and interesting."

"This would be a harrowing read for anyone who has lost a young child. However, it's a remarkable read."

"Well paced, characters well drawn, modern and yet full of Nigerian cultural mores."

"The reader gets a good impression of Nigeria, its every day life, the effects of the political background and the mix of traditional beliefs and modern 'western' life."

"The way in which the bubbling political unrest provides a backdrop for the action is skilfully depicted."

"I found the first chapter a little confusing initially but it definitely got better. A stunning story."

"Each major event is portrayed from both the wife's and husband's perspective which is intriguing."

"This book could be upsetting for anyone dealing with infertility, unfaithfulness or the death of a child."
Categories: Fiction, Contemporary, Culture/Ethnic/Racial, Grief/loss, Love story, Morals/Ethics, Nigeria, 2019 Titles

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