“Akin’s father has died and Yejide is coming home.
Set against a backdrop of political turmoil, Stay With Me is a powerful commentary on motherhood, love, grief, tradition and culture in Nigeria during the 80s and 90s.
Flitting between past and present, the novel follows protagonist Yejide and her husband Akin as their marriage progresses towards an inevitable parting. While love brought them together, it also pulls them apart as Akin goes to various lengths to protect himself and Yejide from a secret he can’t bare to acknowledge. As two of their children die and one life hangs in the balance, Stay With Me explores the levels of loss parents can cope with.”
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