298pp., paperback, Edinburgh, (2017) 2018
Winner of the 9mobile Prize for Literature. Shortlisted for the 2017 Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction and the 2018 Wellcome Book Prize.
A novel set in Nigeria in the 1980s about a woman whose relatives insist upon a new wife for her husband when she fails to fall pregnant
"Has a remarkable emotional resonance and depth of field [ . . . Adebayo] is an exceptional storyteller. She writes not just with extraordinary grace but with genuine wisdom about love and loss and the possibility of redemption. She has written a powerfully magnetic and heartbreaking book" New York Times
"A thoroughly contemporary style that is all her own . . . despite the intense sadness of her subject matter, she has produced a bright, big-hearted demonstration of female spirit, as well as the damage done by the boundlessness of male pride" The Guardian
Nigerian writer Ayòbámi Adébáyò was born in Lagos in 1988. She works as an editor for Saraba magazine