Friday, 1 July 2016

Nigerian writer Elechi Amadi dies at 82

His works include; Speaking and Singing, Estrangement of the Woman of Calaber, The Slave, The Road to Ibadan, The Great Ponds, Isiburu, The Concubine, among others Photo: Courtesy
The literary world has suffered yet another loss as legendary African writer Elechi Amadi of Nigerian origin, passes on. This comes a week after he became ill and was hospitalized. The hospital had just settled on referring him to seek further treatment abroad but he unfortunately passed on before that materialized.

 At 82, he has had a successful career breaking the African Narrative beyond Africa. His work includes; Speaking and Singing, Estrangement of the woman of Calaber, The slave, The road to Ibadan, The great Ponds, Isiburu, The concubine, among others.
The literary pioneer will be remembered for vividly capturing the African village before the colonial period. Amadi leaves a legacy and aspirations foretold in his books yet to be established.We at FOB mourn with the People of Nigeria, Rivers State and his home town Aluu. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

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