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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amai 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. However, it is masterfully told and carries you along completely.

It’s refreshing to not see any Europeans sneak in to disrupt things, haha. Mother of three, she is known for her beauty, character and resilience throughout her whole community. I hate the ending. But of bby every man who was a man would go about his business, head-hunters or no. Madume suffers guilt for being responsible for the death of a Aamdi. 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.

The connection he feels with Ihuoma and an antidote prepared by Anyika bring him back to his senses.

The Concubine (novel) – Wikipedia

But Rose is running from a curse. Supernatural forces are evidently concibine to have an upper hand in human relationships and have control over the course that such relationships take.


A dibia tries to talk them out of it by revealing that Ihuoma is not destined to be married to no avail. Newer Post Older Post Home. This article about a s novel is a stub. Her first husband, Emenike, died following a fight with Madume, the village villain. Showing of 19 reviews. I wanted to read this book because of one thing: But as per the rules, she keeps quiet about this and drives him away for him, through reluctantly. Feb 27, Shuvro Das rated it really liked it.

Cojcubine this book in secondary school in the nineties as it was part of our curriculum one of the books that I thd loved Jun 07, Curry rated it it was amazing. But as he stretched out his hand for some earth, Madame heaved his trunk sideways, threw off his opponent and got up. The dream shatters in a moment when Ekwueme is killed and Ihuouma remains as lonely as ever. His portrayal of the African village way of life is second to none.

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. A book that took my attention all the way to the end. It ended too soon. I really enjoyed this book. With tremendous determination and will-power he trekked home. The concubine is a fictitious novel by Nigerian author Elechi Amadi.

There is no mention of any western influences or events, and the novel has a timeless quality. Fearing that he might resort to his old self, and thinking the move worthwhile a reward for Ihuoma’s assistance during their son’s troubled moments, they give in.

Jan 07, Mary rated it really liked it. In The Concubine, the reader is completely immersed in the faiths and traditions of the village.


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But as a wise woman who is deeply rooted in the ways of the people, she declines because he is already betrothed to Ahurole, another girl from her own village, Omigwe. Previous page amsdi related Sponsored Products. Even this Ekwe has sent for the little boys around to handle. Oct 22, Susan rated it it was amazing. Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video.

After a period of land surveying and teaching he enlisted in the Nigerian Army. So go and settle your differences with your husband peacefully.

This by far my favorite book by an African writer, and though I have read nearly African novels, this is the only one that I have reread – 3 times! I really enjoyed this.

Indeed as Wodu Wakiri, the village wag, pointed out, Hhe weight alone would be enough to make Emenike groan. The Joys of Motherhood: A gentle character accompanies his wit.

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. Inat the age of But this will be in the form of sacrifices that will involve himself, Ekwe and Wigwe. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page.

If we don’t forgive them for what they do as if they carewe must, at least, accept it.

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