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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During a journey through the forest near the village, he encounters Madume, a man he had recently quarreled with over rights to a piece of land.
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Ihuoma is the only person who can restore his health and she does so willingly. Further suggestions might be found on the article’s talk page. Learn how your comment data is processed. Ihuoma is left devastated and wishes for her own death. At first, she fights conccubine his advances, knowing that he has been promised to someone else.
For several minutes they pushed each other about treading down bushes like antelopes caught in a rope trap. Leave a Reply Cancel reply.
So when people came to ask him about it he maintained a concubije silence. Books by Elechi Amadi. Published August 13th by Longman Publishing Group first published With tremendous determination and will-power he trekked home.
Gods get to do what they want precisely because they are gods. A book that took my attention all the way to the end.
Ekwueme’s passion for Ihuoma, and the conflict between their love and the tradit This is a beautifully written and engaging story with interesting characters. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Indeed as Wodu Wakiri, the village wag, pointed out, Mafume’s weight alone would be enough to make Emenike groan.
A gentle character accompanies his wit. Madume was relieved when he heard that Emenike was back home.
Ekwueme is determined to break the engagement just to marry Ihuoma, which would have been a scandal and an embarrassment to his parents. Don’t have a free Kindle app? Selected pages Title Page. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. I read it a long time ago though so who knows what a another reading will do to my opinion. The storyline of the novel revolves around the main character- Ihuoma, a beautiful and attractive lady in her village. They had quarrelled over a piece of land the previous day and many villagers had spoken in favour of Emenike.
Ekwueme is certain of his fate if he marries Ihuoma, but goes on, driven by love. To view it, click here. Anyika, the famous dibia, has barely helped him overcome the injury when again he decides to harass the young Ihuoma at her husband’s farm. A book about a young woman with man trouble of the traditional, spiritual kind is a story not uncommon in these parts and has made many a spiritual man whether pastor, prophet or village priest wealthy. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web.
What happened to the African spirit? Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. What an interesting novel it is.
Elichi lives on in his book The Concubine. I see it like yesterday though it is 22yrs ago.
The Concubine by Elechi Amadi centres round the year old Ihuoma, a beautiful, gentle and charming woman whose personality is second to none in the entire village of Omokachi and its environ.
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A popular young man, Emenike, is wounded in a fight with another wrestler, Madume, leaving his young beautiful wife Ihuoma alone with their three children.
So off they go to Aliji, another village far away from Omokachi. He is certainly aware of the Western world’s unfavorable views te sexism, wife-beating, and superstition, and he acknowledges that some of these are wrong he makes no apologies for the superstition. Related Video Shorts 0 Amadl your video.