In Dependence: US Edition

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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 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.

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Sarah was raised in Nigeria and has lived in Kenya, France and England. She is married to a Zimbabwean and currently resides in the United States where she lectures in English literature at San Francisco State University. Sarah holds a PhD. in Education with a focus on Africa and the African Diaspora. Sarah has had a number of short stories published in collections around the world and this is her first novel.

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It is a mark of Manyika's care for her characters that life and love so engagingly result in a hopeful union. Akin Adesokan, author of Roots in the Sky Sarah Ladipo Manyika's novel has the subtle power of a well woven work, nothing is out of place... it is full of surprises. Obi Nwankanam, Vanguard A big and elegantly told story of lost love. Brian Chikwava, Author of Harare North

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