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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bookshybooks.com

02 Apr 2012
9.0
I read this book after a recommendation from Amy on my post on African Fiction and Interracial Love/Relationships. Luckily, I found a copy on my sister’s shelf, so I curled up on the sofa, as NEPA (sorry PHCN) was doing its usual not giving any ...
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Kinna Reads

09 Nov 2010
9.0
First of all, the book’s cover is simply superb. It’s well designed, well conceived and really quite well suited to the story. I’m gushing because most covers of books by African writers are just horrible. In some cases, the covers are even dem ...
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A Writer's Life

16 Oct 2009
8.0
I love the opening line of this book: “One could begin with the dust, the heat and the purple bougainvillea. One might even begin with the smell of rotting mangos tossed by the side of the road where the flies hummed and green-bellied lizards bobbe ...

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Legend Press Ltd.

ISBN:

978-1-906-55804-8

Language:

English

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