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Wednesday, 5 April 2017

Nigerian Novelist, Ayobami Adebayo shortlisted for 2017 UK Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction Award

A Nigerian first-time novelist, Ayobami Adebayo has been shortlisted for 2017 UK Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. She is listed against three British authors, an American and a Canadian.


Her novel, 'Stay With Me' is set against the social and political turbulence of 1980s Nigeria, Stay with Me is a story of marriage and motherhood.

The Women's Prize for Fiction is awarded annually to what judges consider the best novel of the year written in English by a female author

It was co-founded by author Kate Mosse, who believed female authors were often overlooked for major literary prizes


Previous winners of the prize, which has been running since 1996, include Zadie Smith, Ali Smith, Lionel Shriver and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

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