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The Concubine
Title : The Concubine
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ISBN : 0435905562
Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 216 pages

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.


The Concubine Reviews

  • Beth

    I really enjoyed this book I very much liked the two major characters and SO wanted them to be happy For me, this book is a glimpse into a culture that is not familiar and I enjoyed that as well The humor of the book is, however, universal as is the tragedy At the end, I couldn t help thinking about human beings relationships with our deities Gods get to do what they want precisely because they are gods If we don t forgive them for what they do as if they care , we must, at least, accep I really [...]

  • Esther Neema Mumo

    A book that took my attention all the way to the end It was amazing It introduced me to loving African literature I loooooooved it

  • Jerome Kuseh

    One of my favourite books This book is a masterpiece Though I read it too long ago to write a proper review, I can remember enjoying this tragic tale of a woman who s married in the spiritual realm, thus any man who marries her is doomed to ruin from the vengeance of her spiritual husband.Highly recommended.

  • Dora Okeyo

    Would you agree to be a concubine instead of someone s wife That s the question that if turned around Ekwe refused to accept he loved Ihuoma and would rather marry her than simply have her as his concubine regardless of the fact that she already belongs to a Sea King.I wanted to read this book because of one thing It s a production of the African Writers Series.I loved the narration and how events unfold slowly all the way to the end where you understand why Ihuoma s male admirers die very Would [...]

  • Lisa

    I read this fascinating novel for the Africa Reading Challenge hosted by Kinna Reads Elechi Amadi is a notable Nigerian author who writes in English The Concubine 1966 is one of his five novels, the others being The Great Ponds, The Slave, Isiburu and Estrangement.According to Wikpedia, Amadi s novels are generally about African village life, customs, beliefs and religious practices, as they were before contact with the Western world and this is certainly true of The Concubine There is no I read [...]

  • Nnedi

    I really enjoyed this The plot meanders and so does the point of view But that s the beauty of it It s a nice slice of precolonial Igbo life story It s frank example, it s normal for men to beat their wives and this is spoken of without judgementof course, I judged anyway Puh lease , yet loving you can tell that the author is proud of his culture, bumps, scars and all It s refreshing to not see any Europeans sneak in to disrupt things, haha And it s a really interesting read when yo I really enj [...]

  • Nathan "N.R." Gaddis

    RIPhttp complete review saloon