The Concubine

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Heinemann, 1966 - Fiction - 216 pages
27 Reviews
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 and jealousy, a love potion and the closeness of the spirit world are important factors.
  

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A classic portrayal of the cultural norms of the Igbos. - Goodreads
Sadly I felt the ending was rather anti-climatic. - Goodreads
The plot meanders and so does the point of view. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Sheena - Goodreads

It's a beautifully told story.. Tells the going-ons of a Nigerian village well (at least I Can relate to the some of the African traditions they practice) Read full review

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User Review  - Ngozi Egbigwe - Goodreads

This was my first adult novel, i read it at age 8 and it was the text for my senior secondary school exams. i am still as enthralled as i was by the ill-fated love between Ihuhoma and Ekwueme. i read ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
4
Section 3
10
Section 4
14
Section 5
19
Section 6
24
Section 7
30
Section 8
36
Section 17
117
Section 18
127
Section 19
129
Section 20
137
Section 21
145
Section 22
154
Section 23
161
Section 24
168

Section 9
42
Section 10
53
Section 11
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Section 12
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Section 13
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Section 14
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Section 15
102
Section 16
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Section 25
177
Section 26
182
Section 27
191
Section 28
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Section 29
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Section 30
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About the author (1966)

Elechi Amadi was born in 1934 in Aluu near Port Harcourt in Eastern Nigeria. At University College, Ibadan he took a degree in physics and mathematics. After a period of land surveying and teaching he enlisted in the Nigerian Army. He left the army finally to work for the Rivers State Government, where he headed the Ministry of Education. He is the author of the renowned trilogy of novels The Concubine, The Great Ponds, The Slave. And his civil war diary, Sunset in Biafra, has been acclaimed. He has also published a verse play Isiburu and Ethics in Nigerian Culture.

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