In Dependence

Irrationality of Love – Discussing In Dependence by Sarah Ladipo Mayinka 

Irrationality of Love – Discussing In Dependence by Sarah Ladipo Mayinka 

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 d... »

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

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

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... »

How Well Do You Know Your Parents? – Discussing In Dependence 

How Well Do You Know Your Parents? – Discussing In Dependence 

my parents never sat us down in the evenings to share stories of their younger days. one was always working. the other too tired. perhaps being an immigrant does that to you. the cold terrain of the north engulfed them. their bodies were hard at work paying in blood and sweat for their citizenship. perhaps the weight of the new world was too much. and the pain and sorrow of the old was better left... »

January Read : “In Dependence” By Sarah Ladipo Mayinka

January Read : “In Dependence” By Sarah Ladipo Mayinka

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 wi... »