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Elechi Amadi (born May 12, 1934) is a Nigerian writer. He has authored five African novels: The Concubine, The Great Ponds, The Slave, Isiburu and "Estrangement". Amadi’s novels are generally about African village life, customs, beliefs and religious practices, as they were before contact with the Western world.
Total Books: 13
Born in 1934, in Aluu in the Ikwerre Local Government Area of Rivers State, Nigeria, he attended Government College Umuahia and the University of Ibadan where he obtained a degree in Physics and Mathematics. Amadi had a stint with the Nigerian army and fought on the Nigerian side during the Nigeria-Biafra War. His personal experiences in the war have been recorded in his autobiographical non-fiction, Sunset in Biafra. After the war Amadi left the army to work for the Rivers State government.
The Concubine, one of his classic novels of modern African literature, has been made into a film. The Concubine was written by Elechi Amadi and directed by the accomplished Nollywood film director Andy Amenechi.
Sources say due to fear of piracy, the movie is to be privately promoted, after which it will be available to the public sometime in 2008. Sources also said over N30 million (i.e. over $250,000) was invested in producing the movie.
Elechi Amadi has an official website. The website was designed by Lamuel Biambo and hosted by 24cube Concepts. It has a guestbook and a public forum at http://www.elechiamadi.org/forum.