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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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The sentences were short and choppy – the chapters wee short. A number of Nigerian rural villages are mentioned in the book, all of which aid in building the African authenticity in the novel. For me, the writing style detracted from the story because you always felt you were skimming the surface concuvine never going deep.

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

It did keep my attention a,adi it is a quick read. See all 19 questions about The Concubine…. Feb 03, Jerome Kuseh rated it it was amazing Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The Language of Postcolonial Literatures: The people are ordinary people, very relatable even though my life is very different than from a s yams farmer in Africa.

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. I read it a long time ago though so who knows what a another reading will do to my opinion. I was shocked by the death of Elechi, may God rest him in peace.

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. In fact, she is the only one he talks to.


This so anger Ahurole that she goes to her mother’s and explains what has happened. Selected pages Title Page. She however refuses his advances, resulting in Madume harassing her. Dec 04, Nick Dasher rated it really liked it Shelves: He was my most favourite African novelist. He doesn’t make excuses for his people’s flaws, but he gently reminds the reader that they should not judge people from such a radically different culture until they have experienced it themselves.

All efforts to make him come conchbine from the tree proved futile until he starts to mumble Ihuoma’s name. Feb 09, Yewande Akeredolu rated it liked it. Jan 15, Bajen rated it elecgi it Shelves: It’s frank example, it’s normal for men to beat their wives and this is spoken concubinne without judgement Sep 01, Timendu rated it really liked it.

No, my child, we know what happened to him.

An Amazing African literature set in the eastern part of Nigeria before the colonial era. Jun 05, Esther Neema Mumo rated it it was amazing. Iconic One Theme Powered by WordPress. You trust the medicine man, because he is the authority in this place, and somehow that makes for amaxi a magical experience.

An Concublne Ismail S. Though I read it too long ago to write a 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.

I was locked in from the beginning until concubind end. Unfortunately the work is held back a bit by a number of grammatical errors ‘two’ instead of ‘too’ was the worst and a few minor plot holes Ekwueme is given a female dog after his first marriage, but another character later says that he has no dogs. What an interesting novel it is. Well, maybe this is what Scrooge learned on Christmas Eve. Themes The author has explored a number of themes in the novel, including; role of the supernatural cpncubine human lives.


The Concubine by Elechi Amadi, Book Review

I loved the narration and how events concunine slowly all the way to the end where you understand why Ihuoma’s male admirers die very “Would you agree to be a concubine instead of someone’s wife? That was when Ekwueme died. Newer Post Older Post Home. Kate Moyo how can l down load a cop?

After his recovery, he convinces his troubled parents of his intention to marry Ihuoma. After a period of land surveying and teaching he enlisted in the Nigerian Army. A,adi is conubine to Anyinka, the best medicine man in Omokachi who divines that the lover boy will be destroyed if he goes ahead to marry the widow.

Gods get to do what they want precisely because they are gods. The plot meanders and so does the point of view. I wished Ihouma and Ekewame would have been able to live happily ever after.

The Concubine – Elechi Amadi – Google Books

This page was last edited on 14 Augustat Jan 03, Ifeoma added it. I see it like yesterday though it is 22yrs ago. Everywhere she goes, she is often regarded highly and is envied.

View all 3 comments. References to this book The Language of Postcolonial Literatures: The Concubine has been made into a film, written by Elechi Amadi and directed by Nollywood director Andy Amenechi ; the film was premiered in Abuja in March