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In Dependence

In Dependence

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"A graceful and astonishing achievement." - Henry Louis Gates Jr. "In Dependence, is a riveting love story across the challenges of race, geography and scars of colonial history." - Ngũgĩ wa Thiong'o "A beautiful and ambitious novel" - Bernardine Evaristo, author of Mr Loverman In the early sixties, Tayo Ajayi sails to England from Nigeria to take up a scholarship at Oxford University. There he discovers a whole generation high on visions of a new and better world. He meets Vanessa Richardson, the beautiful daughter of a former colonial officer. Their story, which spans four decades, is a bittersweet tale of a brave but doomed affair and the universal desire to fall truly, madly and deeply in love. A lyrical and moving story of unfulfilled love fraught with the weight of history, race and geography and intertwined with questions of belonging, aging, faith and family secrets. In Dependence explores the complexities of contemporary Africa, its Diaspora and its interdependence with the rest of the world.

Author: Sarah Ladipo Manyika
Publisher: Cassava Republic Press
Published: 10/01/2019
Pages: 288
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.80lbs
Size: 8.50h x 5.30w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9781911115779

About the Author
Sarah Ladipo Manyika was raised in Nigeria and has lived in Kenya, France, and England. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and taught literature at San Francisco State University. Sarah is a Patron of the Etisalat Prize for Literature and Books Editor at ozy.com. She lives in San Francisco and currently serves on the boards of Hedgebrook and the Museum of the African Diaspora.

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