This so anger Ahurole that she goes to her mother’s and explains what has happened. Dec 28, Lisa rated it really liked it Recommended to Lisa by: But his mission is soon aborted and he comes home limping, with a badly injured toe. He left the army finally to work for the Rivers State Government, where he headed the Ministry of Education. Published August 13th by Longman Publishing Group first published He was my most favourite African novelist. Paperback , pages.

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The Concubine by Elechi Amadi, Book Review

It leaves the reader with thoughts on the irreversible power of destiny. Still, it’s a great classic Nigerian novel. I wished Ihouma and Ekewame would have been able to live happily ever after. Leave a Reply Cancel reply.

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Puh-leaseyet loving you can tell that the author is proud of his culture, bumps, scars and all. However, he does very well to show how precarious these villagers situation is, and the reader comes to understand that their culture is a result of their circumstances. I’m concerned about the title though, because not ever is Ihuoma a concubine. With interventions from love rivals, parents, medicine men and the spirit world, the reader is kept guessing right until the last page as to whether Amadi’s characters can ultimately find their happy ever after.


It seems odd to say that I could relate to the plight of someone living in a mud hut in Nigeria, but I felt like I understood this guy. To view it, click here. References to this book The Language of Postcolonial Literatures: It’s a nice slice-of-precolonial-Igbo-life story. He worked in as a landsurveyor in Enugu and then as a science teacher in Protestant mission schools in Oba and Ahoada.

It did keep my attention and it is a quick read. Heinemann African Writers Series. Everywhere she foncubine, she is often regarded highly and is envied. The Concubine Elechi Amadi Limited preview – This book is a masterpiece. A haunting tale This by far my favorite book by an African writer, and though I have read nearly African novels, this is the only one that I have the concubine by elechi amadi – 3 times!

Tells the going-ons of a Nigerian village well at least I Can relate to the some of slechi African traditions they practice.

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Even this Ekwe has sent for the little boys around to handle. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. This article about a s novel is a stub. He joined the Federal army again and with the war’s end Amadi worked for the government of the newly constituted Rivers State, later becoming head of the Ministry of Information and the Ministry of Education.


I agree Jerome – a masterpiece Oct 12, During the Nigerian civil war Amadi was twice arrested and detained by the The concubine by elechi amadi government – a former officer of the Nigerian army the concubine by elechi amadi politically a doubtful person. A friend of mine informed me about the death of Elichi Amadi a day after his demise.

No european values to disturb the age old Eastern Nigerian ways. I see it like yesterday though it is 22yrs ago. This was weird in the end. Amadi has a rare talent for building up his characters through realistic, naturally flowing conversations and has a sense of how people react to different situations.