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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Heinemann- Fiction – pages. Upon hearing the love affair between his son and the widow, Wigwe, Ekwe’s father, cunningly asks Ihuoma on his son’s behalf whether she will marry him.

Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. Emenike disengaged himself and waited.

In Amadi joined the Federal army with the rank of captain. Quite naturally, the amavi has spread that Emenike could not have died naturally; that Madume must definitely have killed his enemy with the use of juju.

But this will be in the form of sacrifices that will involve himself, Ekwe and Wigwe. In he served as Commissioner of Lands and Housing. That is what love potion can do. Preview — The Concubine by Elechi Amadi. The conclusion is very Greek tragedy, you know the prophecy that everyone does everything to avoid ends up coming true because of the actions one took against the prophecy, and bitch you know I live for that shit!


The Concubine by Elechi Amadi: A Plot : African Reviews

Learn how your comment data is processed. Madume suffers guilt for being responsible for the death of a Kinsman.

It leaves the reader with thoughts on the irreversible power of destiny. But that’s the beauty of it. Mother of three, she is known for her beauty, character and resilience throughout her whole community.

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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.

My husband loves this book. But as he stretched out his hand for some earth, Madame heaved his trunk sideways, threw cocubine his opponent and got up.

She helped him in and whispered fearfully, ‘Was it a leopard? Emenike’s side hit the jagged stump of a tree and he lay wriggling weakly. The next day he tells his mother about the nightmare he has had in the night: You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. This book is a masterpiece. In he married Dorah Ohale; they had eight children.

The Concubine by Elechi Amadi, Summary and Book Review

He becomes unable to cope with his predicament — blindness, and decides to rhe his life; which is an abomination in his community. Threatening to cut down a branch of a banana in reaction to Nnadi’s daring him to do so, he is spat into in the eyes by a spitting cobra.


An Amazing African literature set in the eastern part of Nigeria before the colonial era. It almost happened, but as Emenike was about to fall, he turned slightly sideways, engaged his opponent’s left leg with his own right leg and did a rapid half-somersault.

The Concubine by Elechi Amadi, Book Review

The Concubine Elechi Amadi Limited preview – The author has explored a number of themes in the novel, including; role of the supernatural on human lives. But people knew he had great physical advantages over his opponent and was more likely to win.

She however refuses his advances, resulting in Madume harassing her. Concubnie 24, Chioma Bethel rated it it was amazing Shelves: Worse, there will be no mourning, no second burial in his honour. To view it, tje here.