Stay with Me

Canongate Books Limited, 2017 - 298 sidor
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SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 BAILEYS WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTIONLONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL DYLAN THOMAS PRIZELONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 WELLCOME BOOK PRIZENEW YORK TIMES 100 NOTABLE BOOKS OF 2017Yejide 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 - arduous pilgrimages, medical consultations, appeals to God. But when her relatives insist upon a new wife, it is too much for Yejide to bear. It will lead to jealousy, betrayal and despair.Unravelling against the social and political turbulence of 1980s Nigeria, Stay With Me sings with the voices, colours, joys and fears of its surroundings. 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. It is a tale about our desperate attempts to save ourselves and those we love from heartbreak.

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Användarrecension  - Cariola - LibraryThing

Maybe it's a cultural thing, but I did not enjoy this book. The description sounded good: a Nigerian woman has difficulty accepting the fact that her husband has taken a second wife. The reason: she ... Läs hela recensionen

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Användarrecension  - SBoren - LibraryThing

I checked this book out from the local library to read with Modern Mrs. Darcy Bookclub. All opinions are my own. Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo. Yejide suffered an impossible childhood but married ... Läs hela recensionen

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Om författaren (2017)

Ayobami Adebayo's stories have appeared in a number of magazines and anthologies, and one was highly commended in the 2009 Commonwealth Short Story Prize. She holds BA and MA degrees in Literature in English from Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife. She 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 fellowships and residencies from Ledig House, Hedgebrook, Sinthian Cultural Institute, Ebedi Hills, Ox-Bow School of Arts and Siena Art Institute. She was born in Lagos, Nigeria. In 2017, her debut novel Stay With Me was shortlisted for the Baileys Women's Prize for | @ayobamiadebayo

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