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‘Stay with Me’ by Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀

‘Stay with Me’ by Ayọbámi Adébáyọ is about so many things it’s hard to know where to begin.  From themes which are generally familiar to UK readers (difficult in-laws, neglected childhood, bereavement and infertility) to issues rarely covered in British fiction … Continue reading

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A Modern Mapp and Lucia: ‘The Woman Next Door,’ by Yewande Omotoso (2016)

Yewande Omotoso’s latest novel is about two neighbours, both difficult women, both avowed enemies.  We see them in action early on in the novel, as they are members of a local group, the grandly named Katterjin Committee.  Typically, their reasons for joining … Continue reading

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