Thursday, June 30, 2016

The Concubine writer Elechi Amadi dies at 82

One of Africa’s celebrated novelist and poet Elechi Amadi is dead.

Amadi died on Wednesday while undergoing treatment in a hospital in Port Harcourt Nigeria. Some of the books he has written include; The Concubine, The Great Ponds, The Slave, Dance of Johannesburg, Sunset in Biafra, Peppersoup and the Woman of Calaber.

Amadi was born in 1934 and held a BSc degree in Physics and Mathematics.

In his youth he served in the Nigerian army as a marine commando.

Captain Elechi Amadi as he was famously known was abducted in 2008 but released after a few days.

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