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. 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 . Read Chapter 1 from the story The Concubine by yonnenaa with reads. culture. Emenike was sure This story was written by Elechi Amadi. #culture.

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Emenike rounded a bend and faced Madame, a concubjne villager. Want to Read saving…. Then he transfers his aggression to everyone around him including his household and the elders.

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The Concubine Characters

His storytelling draws and locks you into the personal struggles of characters, as they navigate love, fate, and notions of self in a universe ruled by seemingly apathetic, unseen elech.

Next page of related Sponsored Products. Jun 11, Enobong Essien rated it it was amazing. Before long the reader is captivated by this tale of doomed love. No european values to disturb the age old Eastern Nigerian ways. And it’s a really interesting read when yo I really enjoyed this. He knew that surprise can beat even the strongest.

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Ihuoma, the central hte in The Concubine, is the most desirable woman in the village of Omokachi because of her beauty and reputation. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon.

Elechi left a legacy of African writers of which it will take ages to find another to replace. She is fetched and on seeing him, the troubled young man descends the tree. Languages Svenska Edit links. In The Concubine, the reader is completel I enjoyed this. This is a scintillating tale of love and yearning for love and getting heartbroken, not once but many times. An Amazing African literature set in the eastern part of Nigeria before the colonial era.


After his recovery, he convinces his troubled parents of his intention to marry Ihuoma. However, it is masterfully told and carries you along completely.

The Concubine Summary

Nnadi was munching the most enjoyable combination of that time of the year-a cob of maize with pear. But their passion is fated and jealousy, a love potion and the closeness of the spirit world are important factors Concubinee please share this post with your friends and loved ones!

She however refuses his advances, resulting in Madume harassing her. The connection he feels with Ihuoma and an antidote prepared by Anyika bring him back to his senses. But unknown to Nnadi, Ekwe as he is fondly called by many, is interested in the widow. If you insist you must go somewhere else. One trapper had seen some of these fellows stalking in the forest and so word had gone round Omokachi that the forests were ‘unhealthy’. But after series of divinations and medicines by the highly regarded Anyika, the medicine man, Emenike passes on, leaving his wife, Ihuoma and their four children behind.

What an interesting novel it is.

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Why is this novel called The Concubine when there are no concubines? A page story of the fantastically intriguing life of Ihuoma as she goes through life in ways too difficult for her to fathom, The Concubine by Elechi Amadi is a deep, detailed and traditionally enriching account of love and uncertainty amxdi life.

It seems odd to say that I could concubinr to the plight of someone living in a mud hut in Nigeria, but I felt like I understood this guy. If we don’t forgive them for what they do as if they carewe must, at least, accep I really enjoyed this book. He becomes unable to cope with his predicament — blindness, and decides to end concubije life; which is an abomination in his community.



His assailant gave him several hard knocks but realizing that he was putting up little or no resistance left him and fled.

Amadi received his B. What happened to the African spirit? I was locked in from the beginning until the end. He left the army finally to work for the Rivers State Government, where he headed the Ministry of Education.

Published August 13th by Longman Publishing Group first published Elechi Amadi has written many good books but Nevertheless, I have conncubine feeling this will be on of those stories that sticks with me. 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.

Even though she has her doubts and fear of the unknown in the guise of nightmares and hallucinations, her doggedness ocncubine homely character through the lonely, dreadful period of widowhood has won many people to her side.

Africa World Press, 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.

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