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Sarah Ladipo Manyika

In Dependence

  • Maria Fernanda Ramirez Hernandezhas quoted8 months ago
    o serve younger British men who knew so little yet felt naturally entitled to power.
  • fortunesampson8has quoted5 months ago
    September 1963

    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 flies hummed and green-bellied lizards bobbed their orange heads while loitering in the sun. But why start there when Tayo walked in silence, oblivious to his surroundings. With a smile on his face he thought of the night before when he had dared to run a hand beneath the folds of Modupe’s wrapper. Miraculously, without him even asking, Modupe had loosened the cloth around her
  • Maria Fernanda Ramirez Hernandezhas quoted8 months ago
    ayo felt disappointed that they had to mingle outside rather than inside where it was warmer, but it seemed to Tayo that this was the British way. People spent all day talking about the weather, complaining about how cold, damp and miserable it was until the sun poked its head around the clouds and then everyone cheered up and started talking about lovely weather.
  • Maria Fernanda Ramirez Hernandezhas quoted8 months ago
    Mr and Mrs Barker
  • Maria Fernanda Ramirez Hernandezhas quoted8 months ago
    always remember that you are an Ajayi man. Don’t forget the Ajayi motto – In all things moderation, with exception of study.
  • Maria Fernanda Ramirez Hernandezhas quoted8 months ago
    The independence celebrations (three years of independence now!) were quite fantastic.
  • Maria Fernanda Ramirez Hernandezhas quoted8 months ago
    The tutors look more distinguished, but many are surprisingly ignorant about Africa.
  • Maria Fernanda Ramirez Hernandezhas quoted8 months ago
    Uncle Kayode was a big man in Lagos, recently returned from abroad as a senior army officer. Maids cooked for him, and large fans hung from the ceilings, whirling at high speed to keep the house cool. Tayo had never seen anything like it before.
  • b9306449990has quoted4 years ago
    The boys from the bakery had arrived, and she had lost Yusuf’s attention to Samir, who wanted to know what they were celebrating.
  • b9306449990has quoted4 years ago
    else.
    “Ex-colonies you mean! Madame Pagnole, this is delicieux. Fantastique!” Vanessa smiled.
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