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The novel Sweet-Sixteen centers on an Intelligent,Chubby young girl, Aliya, an Asthmatic patient from birth, who sees herself as a young adult certainly more than her father (Mr Bello) that kept making feel she was a child at 16. Aliya left for the boarding school at age- twelve 12.
Aliya’s Father (Mr Bello) a yoruba man and a muslim, has worked as a Journalist, at a public relations agency and thereafter at an International Organisation that helps poor people in Africa. Aliya’s Mother was a Nurse.
Mr Bello never saw Birthdays as a major achievement in Life worth celebrating and throwing parties for. Insted, he gives Aliya birthday cards. But Aliya received something a little different from her father for her Sixteenth, (A camera), the usual birthday card and a Spiral bound document titled “A LETTER TO MY DAUGHTER”.
The principal at Aliya’s Boarding school (a christian and a TIV man) was friends with Mr Bello (Aliya’s Father).
Aliya was a straight A student but had a little problem in chemistry where she scored nothing higher than a C.
Aliya was particularly close to her dad, she regarded him as her only true friend. She shared almost everything with him and felt comfortable with it. Most especially on topics bothering on sex, relationships and life in generally.
Her father was bent on tutoring her and make her ready for life ahead, that he did diligently by telling her stories and using analogies.
Remember the gifts Aliya received from her father? well, the document turned out to be the best from the lot. It was a letter written from her Dad as he made reference to a certain drive out with Aliya four years earlier. He highlighted the most important topics of discourse that day. He made her realise that as a young girl, hard work the only way out of poverty to success.
Also, that if something is being done by majority doesn’t really make it right , Certain things were not appropriate for her at that time which she had an idea of already.
He categorically stated, “PLEASE DON’T ALLOW ANYBODY, I MEAN ANYBODY TO TOUCH YOUR PRIVATE PARTS”
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Ajayi Tayo was a secondary school student who got an admission to study at Baliol university, Oxford . Before he left, he paid pleasantries to his family members and well wishers .He also left behind his childhood love, Modupe.
He sailed on the Aureol (a ship) to England. On arrival at Oxford ,he wrote letters to his father back at Ibadan telling him about his journey and the dignitaries he had encountered since his arrival and his father(baba) was delighted about his well being.
Tayo then meet his high school principal (Mr.Faircliff) old friend Mr.Barker . Mr. barker was a history do at St. John. He meet three other Nigerians at the university, Bolaji ,Ike , and Christine. He dated Christine for sometime then broke up due to some arguments.
At the weekly West African Society meetings, Tayo met a beautiful English girl called Vanessa Richardson. She was a student from a neighboring campus. Tayo and Vanessa had a relationship.
During a vacation to France, Tayo receive a call from a friend back at oxford with the news that Christine was dead,she committed sucide .Tayo was sad and felt guilty for the death of Christine.
Tayo visited his cousin Tunde house at Yorkshire which they shared with some other Nigerians. During his visit they threw a party at the house .
The party was crashed by some thugs and a fight broke out. The police arrived and Tayo , Tunde , and Yusuf(a Nigerian at the house) was arrested. They where bailed by their neighbors, Mr and Mrs Winter.
He was invited to give a lecture on “Nigeria” to students of Bellamy Boys School by Mr.Richardson (Vanessa father) . At the end of the lecture, Vanessas father called him and told him that he was not in support of his relationship with his daughter.
Tayo received a telegram from Ibadan telling him his father was ill and he should return home .On getting home , his father was recovering , his favorite uncle Bola has given up drinking and his siblings now look different.
He tried writing to Vanessa during his arrival but could not because of his tight schedule. He finally gets to her and she has the intention of visiting Nigeria.
Before her visit, Tayo had gotten another lady pregnant and when Vanessa found out she was angry and left Tayo.
Tayo eventually married Miriam and they had a daughter Kemi while Vanessa pursues her dream of becoming an African writer,vanessa adopted the son(suleiman) of a friend(salamatou) who died in a motor accident in Dakar,Senegal and Tayo becomes a professor in the university at Jos.
He got in constant quarrels with his wife about relocating to England and eventually, his wife and daughter left him and moved to England.
Tayo refused to leave Nigeria because he believed he had an important role to play in the restoration of Nigeria. He was threatened to stop writing ill about the government and was once detained.
Then he was invited to England to receive an award for one of his books and he met Vanessa. He found out that she was married to Edward Barker, the old history don at Oxford.
They got in touch an started writing to each other.On his way to England, was involved in a car accident . His driver(abdou) died but he survived with leg injuries.
He went to America for specialist treatment for his legs and stayed with his daughter kemi. He got a job as a lecturer in America when he receive a letter saying he had received honours in literature at oxford.
A party was held in Tayos name and his loved ones attended. Miraim , Kemi ,Suleiman , Uncle Kayode , Vanessa and other well wishers. Tayo and Vanessa had the chance to be together one last time.
Dear prospective JAMBITOS this Role summary of all major characters in the JAMB UTME novel IN DEpendence will help you understand the book thoroughly. Take your time to read and assimilate each of them. A general summary of the book is HERE.
TAYO(main):A Nigerian who won a scholarship to Baliol Oxford. Dated Christine and Vanessa. Married Miriam and father to Kemi . Professor and writer.
VANESSA:A British student at Oxford, dated Tayo and married Mr Barker . Step mother to Suleiman. writes about Africa ,lived at Senegal.
MAMA: Tayo’s mother .Sent telegram to Tayo for his return during his father recovery .Died in motor accident.
BABA: Tayo’s father. Drove Tayo and other members of his family to Lagos. Dedicated civil servant and always hope for a better Nigeria.
UNCLE BOLA: Tayo’s favorite uncle. Loved women and had many wives and mistresses .Was a drunkard but gave up drink before Tayo’s return.
MODUPE: Tayo’s childhood love but married before Tayo’s return.
FAIRCLIFF: Tayo’s old headmaster and friend of Mr. Barker.
UNCLE KAYODE: Tayo’s uncle. Married Helene .Was in the military but later trained in France for petroleum. Has a large house at Ikorodu , Lagos.
BARKER: Old history Don at Oxford .Married Vanessa and step father to Suleiman.
CHRISTINE: Nigerian at Oxford .Considered arrogant by students, dated Tayo. Committed suicide by drug overdose.
JANE: Vanessa friend who exchange letters.
IKE: Nigerian student at Oxford and friend to Tayo.
BOLAJI: Nigerian student at Oxford and friend to Tayo.
SIMON: British student at Oxford and friend of Tayo.
TUNDE: Tayos cousin and student at Bradford. Housed Tayo during his visit to Bradford and was locked up after a fight.
YUSUF: Nigerian student at Bradford and house mate to Tunde and married Joy.
JOYCE: Yusuf white girlfriend who made a scene at Yusuf wedding.
JOY: Yusuf Nigerian wife.
SAMIR: Friend to Tunde and works at the bakery at Bradford.
MR&MRS WINTER: Neighbor of Tunde. And bailed Tunde, Tayo and Yusuf.
MR RICHARDSON: Vanessa racist father. disapproved the relationship between Tayo and Vanessa.
MRS RICHCARDSON: Vanessa mother who was kind and died of cancer.
SALAMATOU: Vanessa friend at Senegal and suleiman’s mother. Died in a motor accident.
MIRIAM: Tayo’s wife and kemi’s mother. Divorced with Tayo after his refusal to live his country and left with kemi to England.
KEMI: Tayo’s daughter, resides in America and housed Tayo during his treatment at America.
SULEIMAN: Vanessa stepson who left school and went back to Senegal.
KWAME: Tayo’s neighbor and fellow professor at Jos.
DAVID: Tayo’s neighbor and fellow professor at Jos.
HELENE: Uncle Kayode’s wife . She is French and an Art enthusiast.
ABDOU: Tayo’s driver and died in a motor accident.
HAWA: Tayo friend after Miriam departure.
UNCLE TONY: Vanessa Uncle and a member of ISIS. He was a school dropout.
These are the main characters and their most significant roles played in the official JAMB UTME Novel IN DEPENDENCE