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Stay with Me

Avobami Adebayo

Garnering several starred reviews, Stay with Me is a powerful debut novel about Yejide and Akin, a Nigerian couple whose decided to go against tradition and not be polygamous. That is until Akin's family interferes following Yejide's failure to produce a child. Desperate, Yejide visits a holy man who convinces her she is pregnant. The pain of this falsehood and her strained marriage, drives her into the arms of Dotun, Akin's brother. She becomes pregnant and actually feels happy until Akin's second wife seemingly accidentally dies and the truth of Yejide's affair is exposed.