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 and betrayal.
This book is selected as a book for English Language in JAMB examinations in Nigeria.
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