For every 2017 JAMB UTME candidate, we are pleased to present to you a detailed summary and analysis of one of the recommended text for this year UTME “IN DEPENDENCE” by Sarah Ladipo Manyika.
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SUMMARY OF THE BOOK “IN DEPENDENCE”
Tayo Ajayi, a Nigerian,
and Vanessa Richardson, an English lady, had their affair boiling when
it began, however as circumstances have been meant to intervene, the
connection went sore and it appeared nothing may ever carry them
The book (In dependence) has characters that
behaved in like-patterns, like within the case of Tayo’s pal, Yusuf, who
had dated tons of white English women.
He (Yusuf) ended up marrying a Nigerian Lady as predicted (Yusuf knew what he needed and appeared to get it).
Tayo additionally ended up the identical method in as a lot as his
affair with Vanessa Richardson had been gleaming, though he had been out
of the error of getting a younger lady (Miriam) pregnant.
speaking of sample, the novel’s (In dependence) starting had opened up
introducing Tayo’s affair with Christine, a Nigerian Igbo woman. One
would suppose that Manyika needed to finish Tayo’s relationship with
Christine for the sake of bringing in Vanessa into Tayo’s life, however
nonetheless, Tayo needed to find yourself marrying Miriam. And
nonetheless the wedding failed, giving in to the acquainted sample.
Miriam in Manyika’s novel (In dependence) represented the breeds of the
Nigerians that may all the time run away to reside overseas because of
the collapsing picture of their dwelling nation.
Miriam went away
together with her daughter leaving Tayo behind. In as a lot as she
persuaded Tayo, he wouldn’t go. She didn’t like an inconveniencing life.
She needed the perfect life for her daughter.
Tayo, on the
opposite facet represented the crude breeds of Nigerians that felt
dwelling was dwelling despite the fact that the nation was boiling in
corruption. In as a lot because the failure of the nation stared firmly
at his face with daggers, he selected to remain.
In direction of
the late pages of the novel he needed to depart the nation underneath
threatening circumstances towards his life from the ruling navy regime.
The complete novel is informed from the great days of Nigeria’s
independence down into the nineties. I applaud Manyika’s ink, right
here. In as a lot because the setting of this novel floated by way of
England, Senegal, USA, and France, she was ready to make use of her
third eye to attract out Nigeria’s journey into the more serious lanes
of corruption, and hopelessness.
Religion is one other situation that Manyika (In dependence) handled. It didn’t matter to her if one was a Muslim or Christian.
Studying by way of this novel, one couldn’t inform if Tayo got here
from a Muslim or Christian household however we did know he embraced
extra of the Christian religion. She didn’t level out the difficulties
of inter-religious marriages within the novel (In dependence), however
centred extra on the difficulties of interracial marriage.
Throughout Tayo’s life as an element time lecturer in Sans Francisco,
the creator used a scene to unbolt some deeper points of racism.
She identified the racist ties between the African American and the pure
African. These points she raised apply in all places even inside
A Yoruba would check with an Igbo as a grasping cash
monger and doubtful monster, and in flip the Igbo would check with the
Yoruba as a unclean, loquacious and silly character who spend all he
earns on events and alcohol. It needed to be understood that racism was
one these existences that may reside for a very long time so far as
misunderstanding between folks existed.
I captured traces which
are coated with humour on this novel, however might be referred to as
racial remarks. Younger black Yusuf got here clear in his dialog with
Tayo. He mentioned white ladies have been for intercourse treats whereas
black ladies have been for respectable relationships that would result
in marriage. He added white lady regarded so previous when she turned
The worst racist on this e-book (In dependence) is Vanessa’s
father who was a one time colonial grasp in Nigeria earlier than 1960.
He was towards Tayo marrying his daughter, and had refused to just
accept Vanessa’s adopted half-cast son. He appeared extra racial towards
half-casts earlier within the novel (In dependence) confronting Tayo
about his fears for a half-cast grandchild. It was later understood that
his hatred for the blacks was consequently of an affair his spouse had
with a black man through the colonial period.
image reveals she is probably half-cast, was capable of make a degree
right here. She drew a distinction between being black and being a
half-cast (brown). This could have been fairly a storm for her to jot
down about as a result of of the racial wind towards the brown folks
residing in whitely dominated areas. In distinction to a pure black
nation, half-casts are seen lovely which Manyika didn’t level out. In
reality within the black continent, the standard black man could really
feel inferior to a half-cast.
Manyika was additionally capable of
painting the polemic assault Nigerians obtain from all over the world
nowadays. She didn’t carry this to print however the picture was
represented, and I needed to determine it out. I can say it clouds
across the ache felt every time an IELTS or TOEFL examination is
required earlier than a Nigerian may research overseas. This doesn’t
exclude a masters’ diploma. Does the world suppose Nigerians converse
Latin or Greek or some sort of language referred to as ‘Nigerian’?
‘I said I haven’t heard you converse Nigerian,’ Joyce says.
Joyce is one of Manyika’s English characters. And I like the way in
which Yusuf replies this. ‘Nobody speaks Nigerian, you daft thing,’.
A coincidence on this novel which I refuse to just accept was the scene
during which Vanessa had simply come throughout one of her finest
music, Hugh Maskela, a music that reminded her of Nelson Mandela and on
the same day, not even up to two hours if I could rightly predict, her
white husband is presenting her with ‘Long Walk to Freedom’, Nelson
What a coincidence! I additionally don’t
embrace the truth that Manyika noticed hope for Nigeria by way of the
eyes of Tayo solely when Abacha died. There are nonetheless Abacha
loyalists in Nigeria as we speak who will discover this offending. She
ought to have saved the road in a riddle.
Vanessa did meet with
Tayo on the finish of the novel, nevertheless it was laborious to
foretell if in any respect a love relationship was ignited between them.
Vanessa was nonetheless married, however Tayo wasn’t. Manyika
maintained a non-adulterous plight between the 2 right here. The
happy-ending-formula which most romance writers adapt was by some means
blurring within the novel.
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