Renowned author, Elechi Amadi dies at 82

Renowned author, Elechi Amadi is dead. The celebrated literary icon passed on, Wednesday, at the Good Heart hospital in Port Harcourt at the age of 82.
A member of the family , Bar Wabueze Amadi, who confirmed the death said he passed on at about 3: 45pm at the hospital.
The late captain Elechi Amadi was among the first generation of African writers and novelists. Elechi Amadi 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. He celebrated his 80th birthday in Port Harcourt, in 2014 releasing a souvenir edition of one of his plays, Isiburu to mark his 80th birthday.
“Captain Elechi Amadi, certainly was a man of many parts who touched lives in many ways. And he will be remembered for good by many people who met him physically or through his books. He was a well known author, publisher, soldier and statesman who was concerned about a better society.
“My generation will definitely remember him more for his great books like the Concubine, the Great Ponds, Sunset in Biafra, Estrangement, the Slave and a collection of poems.

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