Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, author of Stay With Me, will be in South Africa in September
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Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀, who was shortlisted for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction for her debut novel Stay With Me, will be in South Africa this month.
The 29-year-old Nigerian author was only the fourth African writer to be shortlisted for the Baileys Prize. She will be appearing at the South African Book Fair in Johannesburg and the Open Book Festival in Cape Town.
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Stay With Me is the story of Yejide, a woman hoping for a miracle, for a child. It is all her husband wants, all her mother-in-law wants, and she has tried everything. When her relatives insist upon a new wife for her husband, it is too much for Yejide to bear.
The novel unfolds against the social and political turbulence of 1980s Nigeria.
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In the video below, Adébáyọ̀ chats about her book, about the pressures on being a woman in Nigeria, and about how it felt for her first novel to be so well received so quickly.
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