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In Dependence By Sarah Ladipo Manyika,

  • Title: In Dependence
  • Author: Sarah Ladipo Manyika
  • ISBN: 9781906558048
  • Page: 184
  • Format: Paperback
  • It is the early sixties when a young Tayo Ajayi sails to England from Nigeria to take up a scholarship at Oxford University In this city of dreaming spires, he finds himself among a generation high on visions of a new and better world The whole world seems ablaze with change independence at home, the Civil Rights movement and the first tremors of cultural and sexual revIt is the early sixties when a young Tayo Ajayi sails to England from Nigeria to take up a scholarship at Oxford University In this city of dreaming spires, he finds himself among a generation high on visions of a new and better world The whole world seems ablaze with change independence at home, the Civil Rights movement and the first tremors of cultural and sexual revolutions It is then that Tayo meets Vanessa Richardson, the beautiful daughter of an ex colonial officer In Dependence is Tayo and Vanessa s story of a brave but bittersweet love affair It is the story of two people struggling to find themselves and each other a story of passion and idealism, courage and betrayal, and the universal desire to fall, madly, deeply, in love.
    In Dependence It is the early sixties when a young Tayo Ajayi sails to England from Nigeria to take up a scholarship at Oxford University In this city of dreaming spires he finds himself among a generation high on

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    1. I love the opening line of this book One could begin with the dust, the heat and the purple bougainvillea One might even begin with the smell of rotting mangos tossed by the side of the road where the flies hummed and green bellied lizards bobbed their orange heads while loitering in the sun But why start there when Tayo walked in silence, oblivious to his surroundings Sarah Ladipo Manyika s concern is with character, not with exoticism If a Londoner like me went to Nigeria, I m sure I would not [...]

    2. I had to get this book through Interlibrary Loan, because none of the excellent libraries to which I have access had a copy Now I know why.In Dependence is the rather diffuse tale of Tayo, a Nigerian who studies in England as a young man, and Vanessa, a woman with whom he becomes involved The author has a lot of ideas, a lot she wants to say about being a student in the 60s, about the relationship between Europe and Africa, about writing about Africa and about intercultural romance I wrote inter [...]

    3. In 1963 young Tayo Ajayi sets sail from Nigeria to take up a scholarship at Balliol in Oxford Nigeria has been independent from British colonial rule for just 3 years and Tayo is part of the newly educated generation eager to take up educational opportunities abroad so that they can return to their country and help it become successful With high hopes for the future of Nigeria and confident in his own ability to make a difference, Tayo throws himself into Oxford life, but a romantic attachment t [...]

    4. Although I love this novel, I m afraid that it seems as if contemporary Africans in diaspora love stories are creating a stereotype story The stereotype story is captured in this novel Her mother had told her that there was a saying among Hausa that a person never married their first love A person always married someone else, but later in life that person would be reunited with their first love The Hausa apparently even had a phrase for it they called it the pick up your stick and sandals marria [...]

    5. I really enjoyed this novel a great deal It had been sitting on my shelf for some time, given to me by a friend Manyika s story is wonderfully told She is sensitive to the complexity of love and human emotion as well as to the impact culture has on us and on how we behave She manages to steer clear of stereotypes and creates robust and very real characters.

    6. There was so much of my story in this story identity change falling madly, deeply in love Thanks for sharing, Ruth

    7. I finished reading In Dependence by Sarah Ladipo Mayinka and my was it a read In a very long while I ve not been sucked into a story like this one Emotionally, it was superb in evoking feelings, the characters were excellent and the plot was so real that I kept reminding myself it s actually fiction evwn as I wondered whether it happened in real life Set across the decades from Nigeria s independence to the 2000s it takes one on a journey of a young man s sojourn abroad, finding love, return to [...]

    8. 3.5 stars I was torn on this one because I enjoyed parts of it tremendously The love story between Tayo and Vanessa is moving, but at times, the novel felt too slow for me At other times it felt like things were moving too fast, especially toward the end Maybe this is how life is I enjoyed Manyika s exploration of Nigerian history and the immigrant experience in the early 60 s and 70 s It would make for a great movie Tayo s repeatedly poor choices were annoying to me, even though I understood hi [...]

    9. in dependence is one of such novel I read that I almost forgot it was a friction.The writer decides the character,their characteristics, lives and also the way the reader would feel it was emotion provoking and full of surprisesough I kept telling myself to stop been emotional and be criticalthing really matters to me at first except the love story of Tayo and Vanessa the beginning middle how it gonna end I imagined a lot and just like the writer said I like to dream,and when have not I was born [...]

    10. The storyline was great but somehow I expected Some places just moved too fast or too little information given leaving the reader wondering what just happened e.g Christine s death, Tayo s affairs, the ending.It felt like the author was in a hurry to finish this book.

    11. I wish I could have liked this book than I did It was just an okay story line with okay characters Tayo s life in Nigeria pre Oxford was far interesting than his life in England In addition, Tayo s life outside of his relationship with Vanessa was much interesting than his life with her.When they first meet, Tayo and Vanessa are drawn to each other, him to her because she s different than women he knows in Nigeria, her to him because she seems to have a fascination with all things from the co [...]

    12. A cross cultural, cross racial love story that bridges 4 decades starting with the one where Britain reluctantly gave up its African colonies Vanessa and Tayo meet at Oxford in the 60s and grapple with their personal differences, choices, and world views just as the British from privileged colonial officers to racist thugs in Bradford grapples with the legacy of their colonial past and Nigerians grapples with their new independence and role as a potentially prosperous oil rich nation Lots of gre [...]

    13. I had to read this book all our incoming first year students were required to read it It was all right Basically a love story between a Nigerian man and a British woman and how they negotiate their cultural differences Interesting themes of identity and multiculturalism and all that, but I didn t much care for the characters and was annoyed at all the various poor choices they made along the way Basically, the book doesn t end on a happy ending because of the mistakes that the characters made th [...]

    14. This book has reinforced my love for historical fiction I ll keep it short From start to finish I was enthralled and captivated by the sheer narrative brilliance Like i always say, books which do this for me are rare I like the portrayal of the relationship between Vanessa and Tayo, the realism of interracial relationships in the era of colonialism, and the years after The progression in the plot is steady, and you never once have to ask yourself where the action is going to set in This was a gr [...]

    15. One of my colleagues lent me this book written by one of her professors I like the first half of it very much as it shows the identity struggles that international students face both abroad and once they return home.

    16. It s hard not to love this book for it s simplicity It s quite broad but the author manages to keep it all in check without losing the reader The ending sucks though, but I guess that s what reality feels like most times, we don t get to end with the ones we really care about.

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