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Thursday, 30 June 2016

SAD NEWS: Veteran Nigerian Novelist, Elechi Amadi is Dead !

Reports reaching Edeson Online News disclosed that a Veteran Nigerian writer & Novelist, Elechi Amadi is dead. Family source told us that the writer died at about 3.45pm yesterday. His novels are generally about
African village life, customs, beliefs and religious practices, as they were before contact with the Western world.
His novel “The Concubine” in 1966 brought him into the literary limelight. He has written other books like “Pepper-soup”, “The Road to Ibadan”, “Sunset in Biafra” etc
Elechi Amadi was Born in 1934, in Aluu in the Ikwerre local government area of Rivers State, Nigeria, he attended Government College, Umuahia and the University of Ibadan, where he obtained a degree in Physics and Mathematics.
He was a lecturer at Rivers State College of Education, and also been Dean of Arts, head of the literature department and Director of General Studies. Elechi Amadi is among first generation writers in Nigeria
May his soul rest in peace.
Pay Your Tributes to Elechi Amadi, He Has Gone Forever
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Enyinda Nathaniel Okey

this is one tribesman i remain eternally grateful to associate with. I met him after his wonderful book THE CONCUBINE... here he describes such ladies who have spiritual husbands so they must not marry any man on earth..only to fall in love and be a lady friend...his book that touched and still touches me the most is THE GREAT PONDS. here he illustrates the typical Ikwerre culture as it affects lands... land grabs... oaths... sure... the great ponds of WAGABA. He played his part... for several years the CONCUBINE was a waec recommended text for literature. May his noble and gentle soul rest in peace.

Endy Edeson

@Enyinda: you are on point. Ikwerre meka oh Meka oh. Mgbara a hooooo..... i read his book 'The Concumbine' back in secondary school. One thing i like about his novels is that he used ikwerre names as characters. I believe you read his play "Peppersoup".

Ezeji Nnecky Chidinma


Bukky Adekoya Oyeyemi

I really appreciate dis writer cos he made me to understand a lot of things better. Rest in peace.

Frank Sylvanus

Indeed, Elechi Amadi z a legend that has contributed to Nigeria education... It is a great lost to d people of Rivers state, Niger delta and Nigeria..... RIP!!!

Bekere Becky Afaka

I pray for his family,not the dead,may God help them bear the loss. Elechi was a powerful writer,Nigeria has lost a rare gem

Endy Edeson

@becky: do you know IHUOMA?

Endy Edeson

@becky:ihuoma is a character in his novel "the concumbine"
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