Cover: Paperback A New York Times Notable Book. This celebrated, unforgettable debut novel by Ayôbámi Adèbáyô is set in Nigeria, gives voice to both husband and wife as they tell the story of their marriage, and the forces that threaten to tear it apart. Yedije and Akin have been married since they met and fell in love at university. Though many expected Akin to take several wives, he and Yedije have always agreed that polygamy is not for them. But four years into their marriage, after consulting fertility doctors and healers, trying strange teas and unlikely cures, Yedije is still not pregnant. she assumes she still has time until her family arrives on her doorstep with a young woman they introduce as Akin's second wife. Furious, shocked, and livid with jealousy, Yedije knows the only way to save her marriage is to get pregnant. Which she finally does, but at the cost far greater than she could have dared to imagine. An electrifying novel of enormous power, Stay With Me asks how much we can sacrifice for the sake of family.