According to the information on the official
publication announced the registration details
and process for 2017 UTME, a new book: “In
Dependence” by Sarah Ladipo Manyika, has been
introduced for candidates sitting for 2017 UTME.
Irrespective of your course of study or method of
testing, you will be tested on this book.
A Little About The Book: “In Dependence”
The book is written by a Nigerian named SARAH
LADIPO MANYINKA who was born in Ibadan
(South West Nigeria) in the late 1930s.
“In Dependence” tells the story of Tayo Ajayi, a
Nigerian man who gets a scholarship to study at
Oxford in the 1960s, and Vanessa Richardson,
the daughter of an ex-colonial officer. Tayo
meets and falls in love with Vanessa Richardson,
a British colonial officer’s daughter. And they
negotiate their relationship against a background
of race and racism. While it is a story of their
love which spans from 1963 to 1998, it’s way
more than that.
It’s also a story about Nigeria, its independence
and the changes that occur in the country post-
independence – the Biafran war, the first coup
and the numerous countercoups, military
dictatorships, the brief return to civilian rule,
exile of Nigerians, and towards the end of the
book the eventual return to democracy.
There are also issues of race, racism and