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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Thereafter, Ekwueme will not take any medicine unless Ihuoma is present. It’s a production of the African Writers Series. All is set for the sacrifice except one thing — the multi-coloured lizard. Selected pages Title Page.

Ihuoma is left devastated and wishes for her own death. She’s married, and widowed, and then some other things that I zmadi want to spoil but never a concubine.

The Concubine by Elechi Amadi, Book Review

Hello Victoria, Look-out for an email from admin african-literature. The concubine has its setting in rural Nigeria, as the author makes an effort to depict the African traditional Way of life in its totality; its religious, social, cultural and economic activities. If you can navigate the names, you are rewarded by complex characters, drawn with no twinge of colonial perspective.


Dec 04, Nick Dasher rated it really liked it Shelves: Amadi gave me a new way to think about selfish and greedy people.

Aug 28, N. Madume suffers guilt for being responsible for the death of a Kinsman.

The Concubine – Elechi Amadi – Google Books

foncubine 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. Wagbara, her father has to return the bride price paid on her.

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 reread – 3 times! However, if the Sea-King is appeased through powerful sacrifices he could still allow Ekwueme to be Ihuoma’s concubine. 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. This closing of The Concubine by Elechi Amadi is particularly striking.

Amidst this fanfare, Ekwueme finally proposes to Ihuoma. Conncubine happened to the African spirit? Jul 30, Kihara Kimachia rated it it was amazing.

In line with the theme of the role of divinities in human lives, is the theme of superstition.

His portrayal of the African village way of life is second to none. And it’s a really interesting read when yo I really enjoyed this.

What a great lost. Speaking of a greedy person, a character says this: Lists with This Book. Talib Limited preview – Even though Emenike beat the stubborn, egoistic Madume in the fight, he is later to suffer from what is regarded as ‘lock-chest’.


Quite a roller coaster.

The Concubine by Elechi Amadi: A Plot : African Reviews

Its legendary English department and the student magazine The Horn encouraged a number of aspir Elechi Amadi was born in Aluu near Port Harcourtin the Delta region of Eastern Nigeria, into an Ibo family, representing a minority nation tribethe Ikwere.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The author has explored a number of themes in the novel, including; role of the supernatural on human lives. One of the best African books you will read Published August 13th by Longman Publishing Group first published As Agwoturumbe, the hired dibia, is getting set for the sacrifice, Nwonna’s barbed arrow which has missed a lizard it was targeted at, hits Ekwueme in the belly as he stands from where he and his wife-to-be, Ihuoma, have been fondling each other, to see how well the preparation is going.