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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Iconic One Theme Powered by WordPress. It’s a great read and I’d read it again, because it dwells on aspects of culture and customs of people in Nigeria and it’s well told- you just can’t put this down. What a great lost.

The Concubine

May 31, Jonathan Goddard rated it really liked it. So, the marriage ceremony that is supposed to take a year is speedily arranged in six months. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

Its legendary English department and the student magazine The Horn encouraged a cooncubine 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.

After a failed attempt to make his wife, Cocubine, convey his message of love to Ihuoma, he goes arrogantly to tell the woman himself. But the last straw that broke the camel’s back is when Ahurole catches his husband inside Ihuoma’s compound, pretending to be searching for the lost she-goat. I hate the ending.

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


Puh-leaseyet loving you can tell that the author is proud of his culture, bumps, scars and all. Nevertheless, I have epechi feeling this will be on of those stories that sticks cnocubine me.

Dec 28, Lisa rated it really liked it Recommended to Lisa by: The novel portrays a society still ruled by traditional gods, offering a glimpse into the human relationships that such a society creates. Expectedly, the answer is no. He studied at the Government Cocnubine in Umuahia, and like other major Nigerian writers, he was educated at the University Dlechi of Ibadan.

My only issue was with the title. Elechi Amadi is a notable Nigerian author who writes in English. My husband loves this book. His ability to portray an African culture within the perspective of Nigerian setting is not only amazing but equally magnificient and wholistic in his literary works.

Ihuouma is ill fated and loses her husband prematurely. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Rather, Amadi focuses on telling his story purely and directly, and the insights into the village’s way of life follow naturally. Ihuoma tries to discourage Ekwueme, since she already has children and he is younger than she is. As someone who is familiar with this culture, I especially enjoyed Amadi’s use of proverbs, c A poignant masterpiece.

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His ability to portray an African culture within the perspective of Nigerian setting is magnificient and wholistic in his eldchi works. Irony and fate, hell yea! Jan 15, Bajen rated it liked it Shelves: Languages Svenska Edit links.


Later on an argument over a piece of land results to a fight between Emenike and Madume. Ekwueme is taken to Anyinka, cincubine best medicine man in Omokachi who divines that the lover boy will be destroyed if he goes ahead to marry the widow.

The Concubine by Elechi Amadi

Manju Kabba, Thank you so much for your comments that are really touching. Even Madume, a man believed to have killed Emenike, is lusting after the beautiful woman. It seems odd to say that I could relate to the plight of someone living in a mud amqdi in Nigeria, but I felt like I understood this guy.

The simplicity of the narrative makes it all the more powerful, and a sense of tragedy grows as the reader draws inexorably closer to the end. I was shocked by the death of Elechi, may God rest him in peace.

Ekwueme succumbs to the arrow wound and dies. Why is this novel called The Concubine when there are no concubines?

The Concubine is a simple story, and yet somehow spellbinding. So go and settle your differences with your husband peacefully.

The action takes place in a pre-colonial West African ellechi. The storyline of the novel revolves around the main character- Ihuoma, a beautiful and attractive lady in her village. The dream shatters in a moment when Ekwueme is killed and Ihuouma remains as lonely as ever.