Summary of "In Dependence"JAMB New Book For 2017 UTME Candidates

It is no longer news that 2017 UTME candidates will be tested on the book "In Dependence" by Sarah Ladipo Manyika.

Irrespective of your course of study or method of testing, you will be tested on this book.

The book is to be given to candidates after paying for the 2017 UTME registration.

However, for most candidates who would prefer a soft copy of the book. Here is a summary of the book based on a review by IDOKO OJABO.

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 collectively.

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.

And 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 Nigerians.

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 thirty.
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.

Manyika, whose 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 Mandela’s biography.

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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Comments (159)

Tumi rae..
2 years ago
u guys suld clear us on d new jamb syllabus nd nt al dis.. tel us if d syllabus as changed or not.. nd if changed, gv us d new syllabus, dats wat am askin 4 @myschool
2 years ago
Sounds like an interesting piece
2 years ago
#FTC #Independence
usman buhari
2 years ago
I've already created a profile with Jamb using my E-mail address. And i am yet to be regstrd, my question is, to continue d registratinn should i go to the Bank first or the CBT centre? Thank u
Ifeoma Favour
2 years ago
Nawa ooo.
Idawu abdulrahman
2 years ago
Hmm, good and nice
2 years ago
From the summary, the book seems broad and lengthy, not to mention way too many characters and twists... God help us!
  • Kween Aima: Nah its very interesting, if you love novels, trust me you'd love it
    Like 1    Dislike 0   2 years ago
  • straightkid: Pharm.Aima, na story concern u abi to pass? Who get time for all these tale by moonlight? U be forgotten no much time given, other subjects with broader challenges awaiting? U de here de talk interesting abi boring.... Mind yourself o
    Like 0    Dislike 0   2 years ago
  • Kween Aima: Shuure! I pity you be taking useful things for granted you hear! No tym for the book bah? May God make you excel in your so-called other subject okay? #smh
    Like 0    Dislike 0   2 years ago
  • straightkid: Amen o. Bro how many questions r u expecting from d book? What percentage of its mark will b to d others? Didn't say won't read but Bro,there's phobia on what's gonna b given as its too much. Get my point sir
    Like 0    Dislike 0   2 years ago
  • Kween Aima: Whether to understand the interesting book isnt what makes younpass you would tell me,

    @Preboy, you better don't mind this straight kid and read the book like thrice and answer the questions at the back studiously, we're in the era of change oh! No tym to take things for granted buh I wonder if 6 or 5months wasnt enough for you to study the other subjects Mr straight kid, it wasn't enough eh?
    Like 0    Dislike 0   2 years ago
  • Kween Aima: I no be Bro abeg
    Like 0    Dislike 0   2 years ago
  • straightkid: Wait.. U r a female... No wonder.... I get u nw. No vex. @ preboy, I'd rather u think like a success... Focus not only on one fun book, crack n hunt out all grammars, their meanings, opposites, characters from the book and so on and don't get caught up with just reading for fun. Also ensure u read your past questions properly. Recall we spent 3 yrs to study the topics n for just 2hours to solve the puzzles. Think smart sir.
    Like 0    Dislike 0   2 years ago
  • Kween Aima: After spending three years and you think additional 6 or 5 months aren't enough to revise those topics huh? I understand the brain GB you're using now...if you like don't study both the fun and boring part of the book nah yourbown kettle of fish! Chao! I'm gone!
    Like 0    Dislike 0   2 years ago
  • straightkid: Aima, haba please ehn, read my comments properly o. Who says one needn't study d book properly? I said focus not do it for fun.
    Like 0    Dislike 0   2 years ago
  • Kween Aima: Okay papa I son hear
    Like 0    Dislike 0   2 years ago
  • Preboy: lemme just be laughing... Thanks y'all!
    Like 0    Dislike 0   2 years ago
  • straightkid: @aima... Ok mama we don hear.

    Preboy, na play we de act abi???
    Like 0    Dislike 0   2 years ago
  • Sandrajay: Straight kid....the questions that will be asked won't be up to ten.....
    Like 0    Dislike 0   2 years ago
  • Kween Aima: Sandrajay its gonna be 15 oh
    Like 0    Dislike 0   2 years ago
  • straightkid: Hmmm... Aima, sandrajay, you are all getting me confused o. 10 abi 15?
    Like 0    Dislike 0   2 years ago
  • Kween Aima: Hia
    Like 0    Dislike 0   2 years ago
  • Sandrajay: Well they cab ask as much as they want's nothing to be scared of shaa
    Like 0    Dislike 0   2 years ago
  • straightkid: In dat boring book in which majority of its content is just description???
    Like 0    Dislike 0   2 years ago
  • Mustyjabs: Dat book is so broad n confusing. It has too much characters n descriptions.
    Like 0    Dislike 0   1 year ago
  • straightkid: Serious kween na dis book u say interesting? Chei wetin William Shakespeare's romeo n Juliet don do women lives o? D book boring n De pain eyes self.
    Like 0    Dislike 0   1 year ago
2 years ago
Good job. Please can we get the PDF of the book
2 years ago
Rachel ,there is noting change in d art syllabus except literature in English which they minus lonely day from it..they recommend harvest of cor, Othello,faceless, and native son
2 years ago
Honestly, if you haven't read that book, you are really missing a lot. Though it is lengthy but quite interesting...# I felt bad that Christine died. Maybe because she never felt comfortable and relaxed with Ike unlike the way she felt with tayo..........
2 years ago
tanks myschool 4 d summary..
2 years ago
pls is the new syllabus in CD format or in a PDF file?
2 years ago
how many pages has d book?
  • chukszx: 162 pages precisely and 36 chapters... very interesting i MST say
    Like 0    Dislike 0   2 years ago
  • straightkid: What? 162? Haba how much time do we have left to read d other subjects? Chukszx abrg forget interesting joh. Na DAT one matter now abi to pass? Omo I de vex o
    Like 0    Dislike 0   2 years ago
  • Sandrajay: Straight kid,stop being a cry baby..... U can finish it within a day.... That is if u want to......I read mine the first time while I was waiting for my friends to be through with their registration..... D text is lovely....
    Like 0    Dislike 0   2 years ago
  • straightkid: @sandrajay, thanks for d advice. I'd try though I pray I get some more free time off work. I really appreciate your advice. Thank you
    Like 0    Dislike 0   2 years ago
  • Shagzzy: wat of me dat Dnt like reading,to me it seem to much bt I knw god will help!!
    Like 0    Dislike 0   2 years ago
  • straightkid: Shagzzy u r not alone o.. If no b web designing n developing I no de think o. Book reading stressful. M for real life projects
    Like 0    Dislike 0   1 year ago
  • Shagzzy: Abi na
    Like 0    Dislike 0   1 year ago
Nikki law
2 years ago
wait to get ma copy
2 years ago
Pls is it that the center that one registers is the one in which one will do the exam or what?

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