Stay With Me: A Novel

Set in the 1980s in Ilesa, Nigeria, Ayobami Adebayo’s debut novel, Stay With Me, occurs in the midst of the country’s political tumult, but explores societal pressures, tradition, gender, family, sacrifice, and redemption. It traces the story of a marriage through the wife and the husband’s points of view. Adebayo’s prose captivates and her characters are fully realized, making for an affecting tale.