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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
Yejide and Akin fell in love and married while at university. Though many expected Akin to take several wives, he and Yejide 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. When her family arrives with a young woman they introduce as Akin's second wife, Yejide knows the only way to save her marriage is to get pregnant. She does--but at a cost far greater than she could have dared to imagine
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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
Theme
Tone
Writing style
Character
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
LC call number
PR9387.9.A319
LC item number
S73 2017
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Married people
  • Parent and child
  • Loss (Psychology)
  • Nigeria
Target audience
adult
Label
Stay with me, Ayobami Adebayo
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9780451494603
Lccn
2016031296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 962352981
  • (OCoLC)962352981
Label
Stay with me, Ayobami Adebayo
Publication
Copyright
Note
"This is a Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
257 pages
Isbn
9780451494603
Lccn
2016031296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 962352981
  • (OCoLC)962352981

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