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 Concubine by Elechi Amadi

That is what love potion can do. This article about a Nigerian novel is a stub. It’s a production of the African Writers Series. The storyline of the novel revolves around the main character- Ihuoma, a beautiful and ckncubine lady in her village. Wigwe along with his wife, Adaku, will not stop there. And please share this post with your friends and loved ones!

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. The novel ends with Ihuoma in a state of devastation. For me, this book is a glimpse into a culture that is not familiar and I enjoyed that as well.


So, the marriage ceremony that is supposed to take a year is speedily arranged in six months. An Amazing African literature set in the eastern part of Nigeria before the colonial era.

He is certainly aware of the Western world’s unfavorable views on sexism, wife-beating, and superstition, and he acknowledges that some of these are wrong he makes no apologies for the superstition. Emenike, Ihuoma’s husband has just had a scuffle with Madume over a land dispute.

For me, the writing style detracted from the story because you always felt you were skimming the surface and never going deep. No european values to disturb the age old Eastern Nigerian ways. I wanted to read this book because of one thing: Archived at the Wayback Machine.

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

A book about a young woman with man trouble of the traditional, spiritual kind is a story not uncommon in these parts and conncubine made many a spiritual man whether pastor, prophet or village priest wealthy. Sep 01, Timendu rated it really liked it. Paperbackpages. After a failed attempt to make his wife, Wolu, convey his message of love to Ihuoma, he goes arrogantly to tell the woman himself.

The Concubine by Elechi Amadi, Book Review

Ihuouma is ill fated and loses her husband prematurely. What an interesting novel it is.

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Ekwueme, on the other hand, is far from perfect, but he’s likable and his flaws give him humanity. Learn how your comment data is processed.

The Concubine by Elechi Amadi: A Plot : African Reviews

Aug 27, Vanessa rated it it was amazing. I was shocked by the death of Elechi, may God rest him in peace. The Concubine by Elechi Amadi. Inat the age of To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. But that is not the end of the trouble with the poor Ekwueme. I’m concerned about the title though, because not ever is Ihuoma a concubine.

Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. Amadi received his B. That was when Ekwueme died.

Dec 17, Lunga rated it it was amazing. His ability to portray an African culture within ellechi perspective of Nigerian setting is magnificient and wholistic in his literary works.