Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ - Stay With Me — in conversation with Tayla Burney, in partnership with Young African Professionals

Upcoming Event
Saturday, July 21, 2018 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Now available in paperback, Adébáyọ̀’s electrifying debut novel was shortlisted for the 2017 Baileys Prize for Women's Fiction and appeared on many Best Of 2017 lists. Set in the turbulent Nigeria of the 1980s, the narrative focuses on Akin and Yejide, who met at university and have been happily married for four years. To Akin’s family, however, the childless marriage is a failure, and they pressure Akin into taking a second wife. Shocked that her husband has broken their vow not to practice polygamy, Yejide does everything she can to get pregnant, but her success may be the death blow to her happiness. Told from both Akin’s and Yejide’s perspectives, this intimate and moving novel powerfully conveys the ambivalence of people caught between their own dreams and traditional Yoruba ways. Adébáyọ̀ will be in conversation with producer and writer Tayla Burney.

This event is in partnership with the Young African Professionals D.C. Network, a network of more than 10,000 young African professionals in the DC Metro Area with the mission of connecting young African professionals in the diaspora for career development and opportunity creation.

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Washington, DC 20008
Fiction & Poetry
Stay with Me: A novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781101974414
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Vintage - July 10th, 2018

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