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Irrationality of Love – Discussing In Dependence by Sarah Ladipo Mayinka  February 3, 2018 – Posted in: In Dependence

I like to think that there’s nothing rational about love or loving. We just love and Ignore all the pseudo-reasons – Victor Adewale. We totally agree with the above quote by Victor Adewale. Using the case of TAYO AND VANESSA in IN DEPENDENCE.  Tayo was a Nigerian and Vanessa was British.  Theirs was a love that saw beyond the skin colour.  Theirs was a subtle love that defied RACE and DISTANCE.  What Irrational thing have…

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People or Things And Places? – Discussing In Dependence by Sarah Ladipo Mayinka  – Posted in: In Dependence

In Dependence is a book of philosophy and ideas – partly. As it is also a book about race, love and history.  Tayo and Vanessa did a whole lot of letter writing and in these letters, they discussed Nigeria, family, philosophy and life.  In one of the letters, Tayo talked about the shift he was experiencing. He was suddenly moving towards things and places rather than humans, people – his family.  Like Tayo Ajayi, do…

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January Read : “In Dependence” By Sarah Ladipo Mayinka January 8, 2018 – Posted in: In Dependence

In Dependence, published in Nigeria in 2009, is Sarah Ladipo Manyika’s first novel. The novel begins in the early 1960s when Tayo Ajayi meets Vanessa Richardson, the beautiful daughter of an ex-colonial officer. Their story, which spans three continents and four turbulent decades, is that of a brave but bittersweet love affair.  It is the story of individuals struggling to find their place within uncertain political times – a story of passion and idealism, courage…

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