The Resource Stay with me, Ayobami Adebayo

Stay with me, Ayobami Adebayo

Label
Stay with me
Title
Stay with me
Statement of responsibility
Ayobami Adebayo
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Shortlisted for the 2017 Baileys women's prize for fiction, New York Times 100 notable books of 2017, Guardian best books of the year. Yejide and Akin have been married since they met and fell in love at university. Though many expected Akin to take several wives, he and Yejide have always agreed: polygamy is not for them. But four years into their marriage - after consulting fertility doctors and healers, trying strange teas and unlikely cures -Yejide is still not pregnant. She assumes she still has time -until her family arrives on her doorstep with a young woman they introduce as Akin's second wife. Furious, shocked, and livid with jealousy, Yejide knows the only way to save her marriage is to get pregnant, which, finally, she does, but at a cost far greater than she could have dared to imagine. An electrifying novel of enormous emotional power, Stay With Me asks how much we can sacrifice for the sake of family
Summary
Despite cultural pressures for her husband to take a second wife, Yejide trusts that Akin would never do so... until, after four years of failing to conceive a child, he does. Under constant scrutiny to conceive and keeping secrets from one other, the couple struggles while their marriage falters and the country's political system crumbles. Alternating chapters told from each characters' perspective capture both the agony of would-be parents struggling with infertility, and the broader turmoil in Nigeria during the late 1980s. -- Description by Shauna Griffin
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Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
  • ALA Notable Book, 2018.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10562826
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1988-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Adebayo, Ayobami
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Parent and child
  • Polygamy
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Married people
  • Nigeria
Target audience
adult
Label
Stay with me, Ayobami Adebayo
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000060570165
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
351 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781683245704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print
Label
Stay with me, Ayobami Adebayo
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
000060570165
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
351 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781683245704
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
large print

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