Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Nigerian Premier Novelist, Elechi Amadi, is Dead

Nigerian premier novelist, poet and dramatist Captain Elechi Amadi is dead, aged 82.

He died on Wednesday at the Good Heart hospital in Port Harcourt around 3:45pm, according to a member of the family , Bar Wabueze Amadi.

Captain Elechi Amadi was among the first generation of African writers and novelists.

Some of his works include The Concubine, The Great Ponds, Isiburu, Sunset in Biafra, Dance of Johannesburg, Peppersoup, The Road to Ibadan, The Slave , Estrangement and the Woman of Calaber.

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