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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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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.

Supernatural forces are evidently seen to have an upper hand in human relationships and have control over the course that such relationships take. She gains admiration by all and sundrynot only for Her beauty but how gracefully she conducts herself in her housekeeping duties. Did you enjoy this essay? And please share this post with your friends and loved ones!

Inat the age of She’s married, and widowed, and then some other things that I don’t want to spoil but never a concubine. But that’s the beauty of it. Ekwueme succumbs to the arrow wound and dies. Even though Emenike beat the stubborn, egoistic Madume in the fight, he is later to suffer from what is regarded as ‘lock-chest’.

Oct epechi, Susan rated it it was amazing. I read it a long time ago though so who knows what a another reading will do to my opinion. And what marvelous insights they are.


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He was my most favourite African novelist. I am feeling so sad I lost all his novelks I bought and they are difficult to find here in Zambia. What’s up with that, title? Ihuoma is left devastated and wishes for her own death. We love to hear from you. Elichi lives on in his book The Concubine. Before long the reader is captivated by this tale of doomed love. Account Options Sign in. 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 – BBC News

Everywhere she goes, she is often regarded highly and is envied. Wigwe along with his wife, Adaku, will not stop there. She however refuses his advances, resulting in Madume harassing her. At University College, Ibadan he took a degree in physics and mathematics. Everyone wlechi to find her praiseworthy due to all these traits, but little is known to them about the loneliness she has to fight constanly, each and every moment.

I studied this novel when I was in high school and it was interesting. The reason is that Ihuoma is a sea-goddess from birth whom has been married to the proud and jealous Seak-King who kills anyone who marries her.

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

Nov 08, Aneh Mundi rated it it was amazing. Paperbackpages. For me, it was a book set in the traditional village community untouched by colonization and its adverse effects. In The Concubine, the reader is completel I enjoyed this.


The Concubine by Elechi Amadi, Book Review

Effective and judicious in his diction, Amadi paints a vivid depiction of life in this bygone era, rich and replete with customs, folklore, and perspectives that reflect a slowly fading reality.

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.

Once again, fate draws these two nearer and they seem to be dreaming about the fulfillment of their unrequited love and henceforth, being together forever.

The storyline of the novel revolves around the main character- Ihuoma, a beautiful and attractive lady in her village. Published August 13th elwchi Longman Publishing Group first published Worse, there will be no mourning, no second burial in his honour.

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The rhythms of village life seem eternal, and the routines immutable. It did keep my elecgi and it is a quick read. Aug 18, Nnedi rated it it was amazing. As someone who is familiar with this culture, I especially enjoyed Amadi’s use of proverbs, c A poignant masterpiece.

That was when Ekwueme died. If you can navigate the names, you are rewarded by complex characters, drawn with no twinge of colonial perspective.