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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.

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.

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Total Books: 13
Great Ponds
2002 - Great Ponds [Heinemann Guided Readers. Upper Level] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780435272647
ISBN-10: 0435272640
Genres: Children's Books, Reference, Teen & Young Adult, Nonfiction
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The Concubine
1991 - The Concubine (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780435905569
ISBN-10: 0435905562
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Ethics in Nigerian Culture
1982 - Ethics in Nigerian Culture (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780435890308
ISBN-10: 0435890301
Genre: History
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Sunset in Biafra
1973 - Sunset in Biafra [African Writers Series] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780435906016
ISBN-10: 0435906011
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1973 - Isburu [Heinemann secondary readers] (Paperback)
The Great Ponds
1970 - The Great Ponds [African Writers] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780435900441
ISBN-10: 0435900447
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Concubine
1966 - The Concubine [African Writers Series] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780435900250
ISBN-10: 0435900250
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Reference
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Sunset in Biafra
Sunset in Biafra [African Writers Series] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780435901400
ISBN-10: 0435901400
Genre: History
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The Slave
The Slave [African Writers Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780435902100
ISBN-10: 0435902105
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Estrangement
Estrangement [African Writers Series] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780435905644
ISBN-10: 0435905643
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Great Ponds
Great Ponds (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780435906184
ISBN-10: 0435906186
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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