SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2018 WELLCOME BOOK PRIZE
LONGLISTED FOR THE 2018 INTERNATIONAL DYLAN THOMAS PRIZE
Stay With Me by Ayobami Adebayo
What’s it about?
Yedjide and Akin meet and fall in love while at the university in Nigeria. After marrying, Akin's extended family begins to put pressure on the couple to have a baby. When four years goes by without children the strain on the relationship begins to show. This is the story of a marriage under pressure.
What did it make me think about?
Nigeria- and the differences and similarities to the way we live in America.
Should I read it?
Thank you to my daughter-in-law Kristen for this suggestion. I think this a book that many people would enjoy. It was such an interesting and quick book. I love a story that gives you cannot predict.
"I loved Yejide from the very first moment. No doubt about that. But there are things that love can't do. Before I got married, I believed that love could do anything. I learned soon enough that it couldn't bear the weight of four years without children. If the burden is too much and stays too long, even love bends, cracks, comes close to breaking and sometimes does break. But even when it's in a thousand pieces around your feet, that doesn't mean it's no longer love."
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