While we’re rooting for Ayobami Adebayo to become only the second African take the Baileys Prize, she has kicked off her UK book tour for her shortlisted novel Stay With Me. If she wins, she is assured of selling up to 250,000 copies. Huge.
Stay With Me is the story of Yejide and Akin whose marriage is threatened by their childlessness. It has earned acclaim, with the UK’s The Guardian calling it “A bright, big-hearted demonstration of female spirit.”
To promote the novel, Ayobami has been to Leeds University, the London Book Fair, Heathrow Airport, the Dulwich Bookshop Event, Glasgow’s Aye Write Festival, and Foyles.
She has also taken part in several book conversations. She spoke with Chibundu Onuzo in Glasgow and on the International Women’s Day, Claire Armistead at The London Book Fair’s English PEN Literary Salon, and at different times, Elif Shafak, Gwendoline Riley, Susanna Nicklin, Joanna Canon and Cathy Rentzenbrink.
She shared these photos on her Facebook page.
Stay With Me can be bought on Amazon.
Ayobami Adebayo can be followed on her Website.