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Ihuoma, a beautiful young widow, has the admiration of the entire community in which she lives, and especially of the hunter Ekwueme. But their passion is fated . The Concubine by Elechi Amadi The concubine is a fictitious novel by Nigerian author Elechi Amadi. The novel was first published in after which the author . The Concubine by Elechi Amadi centres round the year old Ihuoma, a beautiful, gentle and charming woman whose personality is second.

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Characters refer to next-tomorrow as “the brother of tomorrow”; use shadows to measure the passage of time; and exchange “have you survived the night? Nevertheless, I have a feeling this will be on of those stories that sticks with me.

Nigeria’s Elechi Amadi, author of The Concubine, dies

The Concubine Elechi Amadi No preview available – However, unlike Anyika, amad believes he possesses the powers to disarm the deadly Sea-King from harming Ekwueme. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

On its publication in London by Heinemann Educational Books, Aadi Concubine was hailed as a “most accomplished first performance” and “an outstanding work of pure fiction”. Easily the best unpretentious romantic novel ever written.

She however refuses his advances, resulting in Madume harassing her. Jun 18, Sheena rated it really liked it Shelves: But the last straw that broke the camel’s back is when Ahurole catches his husband inside Cincubine compound, pretending to be searching for the lost she-goat.


He left the army finally to work for the Rivers State Government, where he headed the Ministry of Education.

Rather, Amadi focuses on telling his story purely and directly, and the insi The Concubine is maadi simple story, and yet somehow spellbinding. The concubine Elechi Amadi Snippet view – No, my child, we know what happened to him.

Wagbara, her father has to return the bride price paid on her. What happened to the African spirit?


Aug 21, Dennis rated it really liked it. But his mission is soon aborted and he comes home limping, with a badly injured toe. Was Iheoma so lovely because she quietly suffered?

Elechi Amadi has written many good ajadi but this one is his masterpiece. His ability to portray an African culture within the perspective of Nigerian setting is not only amazing but equally concubune and wholistic in his literary works. 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.

The Concubine – Elechi Amadi – Google Books

Set in a remote village in Eastern Nigeria, an area yet to be affected by European values and where society is orderly and predictable, the story concerns a woman “of great beauty and dignity” who inadvertently brings suffering and death to all her lovers. Why is this novel called The Concubine when there are no concubines?

What a great lost. A book that took my attention all the way to the end. The raining season approaches and Ihuoma’s roofs need some thatching. My library Help Advanced Book Search.


Learn how your comment data is processed. This is a scintillating tale of love and yearning for love and getting heartbroken, not once but many times. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

The storyline of the novel revolves around the main character- Ihuoma, a beautiful and attractive lady in her village. I found it a bit less critical, or maybe just concugine less insight than Guds pil which is the latest Achebe I read. However, if the Sea-King is appeased through powerful sacrifices he could still allow Ekwueme to be Ihuoma’s concubine. Madume’s death notwithstanding, amaxi, which has been a very potent medicine that heals every wound of worry and tribulations anyone might be elecni with in the village of Omokachi, cannot be stopped.

After a failed attempt to make his wife, Wolu, convey his message of love to Ihuoma, he goes arrogantly to tell the woman himself. The mother is indeed persistent and she goes to Chiolu where she gets the love potion. But what seems to be so charming about her is her resourcefulness throughout concubime burial rites. What’s up with that, title? Ihuoma’s displays of grace and composure in trying circumstances are moving.