Nigerian writer and author of ‘Stay With Me‘, Ayobami Adebayo has been announced as the winner of 9mobile Prize for Literature.
“Stay with Me is that rarest of accomplishments – a richly imagined novel that boasts not only great literary sophistication but also a narrative drive so compelling that one finds it difficult to put down the book.” says Rotimi Babatunde, Winner 2012 Caine Prize for African Writing.
— Lọlá Shónẹ́yìn (@lolashoneyin) August 8, 2019
Ayọ̀bámi Adébáyọ̀ was born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1988; shortly after, her family moved to Ilesa and then to Ile-Ife, where she spent most of her childhood in the University Staff Quarters of Obafemi Awolowo University. She studied at Obafemi Awolowo University, earning BA and MA degrees in Literature in English, and in 2014 she went to study Creative Writing (MA Prose fiction) at the University of East Anglia, where she was awarded an International Bursary. She has also studied with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Margaret Atwood.