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February 17, 2019

The Concubine writer Elechi Amadi dies at 82

Dr. Elechi Amadi
Dr. Elechi Amadi

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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