Stay with Me, by Ayobami Adebayo

Stay with Me, by Ayobami Adebayo came out in 2017 and received good reviews. I picked it up the other day in our university library. A decent read, it is a domestic drama set against backdrop of Yoruba culture and Nigeria in the 1980s. Personally, I do not find dramatic stories of marriage problems (and boy does this one have them!) that interesting. The writing is competent, though sometimes it seemed like the author and editor lost track of what they were trying to accomplish (occasional fast-forwards, multiple points of view…) and Akin’s point of view sections are far less interesting than Yejide’s, and one fundamental issue with him is never really explained or explored, which was kind of weird.

The author talks about her book:

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Economist at Santa Clara University and Director of Friends of African Village Libraries.
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