Stay with Me: A novel
Publish date: 2017-08-22
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
I took an interest in this after I heard it was a woman’s prize for fiction nominee last year. I knew virtually nothing about it, apart from that it was set in Nigeria. Then recently, when I decided to read everything on my kindle, this happened to be the first one I came upon. Stay With Me is abo...
Yejide and Akin fell in love at a political event while at University and married. They are young, upper-middle class, educated professionals with one foot in the future and one firmly rooted in their traditional Yoruba culture. They've been married for four years with no children, so to remedy this...
This was such a heartbreaking story in so many ways. From arranged marriages, deceit, attempting to achieve the impossible demands and always being overruled, Yejide is hoping and trying to conceive a child. A major necessity of a wife in her native Nigeria. I felt so sorry for this poor woman. Firs...