Yejide and Akin are a young happily married couple in Nigeria who swear off polygamy until infertility strikes and a second wife is forced on them. Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀’s unforgettable debut novel Stay With Me examines a marriage as it deteriorates in the presence of secrets, jealousy, betrayal and grief. Read this when you are in the mood for a heartbreaking story of love, sacrifice and hope told in spare and shimmering prose. It is The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison meets American Marriage by Tayari Jones. Best paired with rice cooked in earan leaves and topped with bits of smoked fish and cowhide in a palm oil stew.