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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This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. I loved the book! The concubine is a fictitious novel by Nigerian author Elechi Amadi. If we don’t forgive them for what they do as if they carewe must, at least, accep I really enjoyed this book. The rhythms of village life seem eternal, and the routines immutable. His well-meaning brother-in-law, Nnadi alongside his friends: At the end of her mourning period, Ihuoma looks radiant, as before; her beauty is so enchanting, she has become the cynosure of all eyes in the entire village.
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But what seems to be so charming about her is her resourcefulness throughout the burial rites. This article about a s novel is a stub. Archived at the Wayback Machine. He worked in as a landsurveyor in Enugu and then as a science teacher in Protestant mission schools in Oba and Ahoada.
Selected pages Title Page. Despite the revelation of impending misfortune, Ekwueme and Ihuoma consider it too late to reverse their relationship and opt to go ahead with their wedding preparations. Amidst this fanfare, Ekwueme finally proposes to Ihuoma. His portrayal of the African village way of life is second to none. Elechi Amadi has written many good books but Was Iheoma so lovely because she quietly suffered?
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Feb 09, Yewande Akeredolu rated it liked it. Characters refer to next-tomorrow as “the brother of tomorrow”; use shadows to measure the passage of time; and exchange “have you survived the night? Jul 30, Kihara Kimachia rated it it was amazing. It’s a nice slice-of-precolonial-Igbo-life story. You trust the medicine man, because he is the authority in this place, and somehow that makes for quite a magical experience. The novel portrays a society still ruled by traditional gods, offering a glimpse into the human relationships that such a society creates.
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 forces.
Ihuoma, a beautiful young widow, has the admiration of the entire community in which she lives, and especially of the hunter Ekwueme. Jan 03, Ifeoma added it. But this will be in the form of sacrifices that will involve himself, Ekwe and Wigwe.
This is a scintillating tale of love and yearning for love and getting heartbroken, not once but many times. Talib Limited preview – Tells the going-ons of a Nigerian village well at least I Can relate to the some of the African traditions they practice. His ability to portray an African culture within the perspective of Nigerian setting is magnificient and wholistic in his literary works.
Another young man, Ekwueme, gradually falls in love with Ihuoma, but he is already betrothed to another girl from childhood. To ask other readers questions amadii The Concubineplease sign up. Manju Kabba, Thank you so much for your comments that are really touching. Well, maybe this is what Scrooge learned on Christmas Eve.
Before long the reader is captivated by this tale of doomed love. 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 found it a bit less critical, or maybe just with less insight than Guds pil which is the latest Achebe Concuhine read. Wakiri and Ekwueme come to her aid. This book give great insight to the African customs especially regarding marriage. I studied this novel when I was in high school and it was interesting. The novel was first published in after which the author published a number of other literary works; which include: Concubins an interesting novel it is.
Ihuoma is left devastated and wishes for her own death.
Even, Okachi, Ihuoma’s mother is not surprised by this rumour. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
The Concubine by Elechi Amadi
Madume suffers guilt for being responsible for the death of a Kinsman. Aug 28, N. After the hardships xoncubine her widowhood, she finds her true love in ,Ekwueme the village hero. Books by Elechi Amadi. References to this book The Language of Postcolonial Literatures: This page was last edited on 14 Augustat