Book Review: The Concubine by Elechi Amadi

www.africanliteratureviews.comThe concubine is a fictitious novel by Nigerian author Elechi Amadi. The novel was first published in 1966 after which the author published a number of other literary works; some of which include: The Great Ponds (1969), Sunset in Biafra (1973), The Slave (1978) and Estrangement (1986). It is however, this novel (The Concubine) which stands as the authors’ crowning achievement.

The title of the book The concubine is symbolic as its meaning is only revealed to the reader in the closing chapters of the novel. It becomes clear that ‘the concubine’ is none other than Ihuoma – a beautiful lady and the main character in the novel…continue reading this review.




2 thoughts on “Book Review: The Concubine by Elechi Amadi

  1. My name is Thierry,I would like to ask if possible you may provide a brief summary of concubine.I teach literature but it is not easy to summarize cuncubine so as you can brief notes to the is very big novel but somehow fascinating!It is a pleasure when I find short summary.I look forward to hearing from you.kind regards


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