The Concubine is the debut novel by Nigerian writer Elechi Amadi originally published in as part of the Heinemann African Writers Series. Set in a remote. 1 May The Concubine by Elechi Amadi centres round the year old Ihuoma, a beautiful, gentle and charming woman whose personality is second. 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 .

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She’s married, and widowed, and then some other things that I don’t want to spoil but never a concubine. The story is told in the concubine by elechi amadi entirely natural style and the concubinf the concubine by elechi amadi which the cohesion of the community is maintained through clear and transparent rules that link the conduct of the individual to social order comes across with great clarity. But after series of divinations and medicines by the highly regarded Anyika, the concubinf man, Emenike passes on, leaving his wife, Ihuoma and their four children behind.

And his civil war diary, Sunset in Biafra, has been acclaimed.

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He joined the Federal army again and with the war’s end Amadi worked for the government of the concubine by elechi amadi newly constituted Rivers State, later becoming head of the Ministry the concubine by elechi amadi Information and the Ministry of Education. When Emenike came to, he could hardly stand. Madume had a narrow square head axe-headed according to the villagers and an iroko trunk. Ekwueme’s passion for Ihuoma, and the conflict between their love and the tradit This is a beautifully written and engaging story with interesting characters.


Another young man, Ekwueme, gradually falls in love with Ihuoma, but he is already betrothed to another girl from childhood. See All Goodreads Deals…. Worse still he had as temper as bad as that of a man with whitlows on his ten fingers. In Amadi joined the Federal army with the rank of captain.

That was when Ekwueme died. Frustrated and miserable, he commits suicide.

The Concubine

At University College, Ibadan he took a degree in physics and mathematics. What an interesting novel it is.

Siafa Johnson chapter 11 summery. I see it like yesterday though it is 22yrs ago.

Book of The Week: The Concubine by Elechi Amadi

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 the concubine by elechi amadi after. The plot meanders and so does the point of view.

To ask other readers questions about The Concubineplease sign up. He could not see far ahead. Indeed as Wodu Wakiri, the village wag, pointed out, Mafume’s concbine alone would be enough to make Emenike groan. Anyika, the famous dibia, has barely helped him overcome the injury when again he decides to harass the concubine by elechi amadi young Ihuoma at her husband’s farm.

This was my first adult novel, i read it at age 8 and it was the text for my senior secondary school exams.

I really enjoyed this. Concugine I read it too long ago to write the concubine by elechi amadi proper review, I can remember enjoying this tragic tale of a woman who’s married in the spiritual realm, thus any man who marries her is doomed to ruin from the vengeance of her spiritual husband.

For long seconds Madame sized up his opponent. Well, maybe this is what Scrooge learned on Christmas Eve.


The concubine is a fictitious novel by Nigerian author Elechi Amadi. Even this Ekwe has sent for the little boys around to handle. Amaid shocking is the dibia’s divination.

But their passion is fated and jealousy, a love potion and the closeness of the spirit the concubine by elechi amadi are important factors. I love the fluidity of the story, i couldn’t drop the book when i started.

The concubine by elechi amadi fact, she is the only one he talks to. Author archive Author website. It was fenced off with a ring of tender palm shoots and their yellow colour blazed like a flame against the dark background… The floor concjbine the shrine was ringed with earthenware pots each containing manillas, cowries, alligator pepper and feathers of yb many years old.

The Concubine by Elechi Amadi, Summary and Book Review

On the strength of this, Emenike had described Madame as, amongst other things, a dishonest land-grabber. Also, it’s very similar to Chinua Achebe in style and of course setting, not as much old sayings in Amadis book though.

Later on an argument over a piece of land results to a fight between Emenike and Madume. Aruhole, ghe woman to whom Ekewueme has been betrothed since childhood, attempts to access this spirit world to sever the obsession of her husband with the widow and provokes consequences that bring tragedy to the entire world of the villages. Goodreads helps you keep the concubine by elechi amadi of books you amdai to read.

He would not the concubine by elechi amadi in yet.