THE PROCESS

It’s not just writing   

It’s me trying to remember

What had happened?

Why it happened?

Should it have happened?

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It’s not just words

It’s the pills I have to swallow

To get rid of the pain within

To make me immune once again

It’s not noise

It’s me letting you know

That I understand your condition

And you’re not alone in this

It’s not just for me

It’s for you too

So take your required dose

4mg of each tablet, twice daily

And observe yourself transition

From broken to whole

It’s not just poetry

It’s healing

Healing myself

Healing you

Healing the world.

THE CONCUBINE

Death is a bad reaper. It is not always after the ripe fruit. _Elechi Amadi 


The concubine tells the story of a young lady who goes by the name Ihuoma. Ihuoma’s bodily features and attributes has earned a favourite spot on the hearts of many of the villagers, that includes both men and women.But this doesn’t last for long as it is later revealed( with the divination of the gods) that she’s no ordinary woman,  but comes from the spirit world,  where she’s already married to a sea-king,  so any man who tries to have a relationship with her would always end up dead.

 The story is told at a time when many still believed in  small gods and the power they possessed over day-to-day happenings. One is exposed to the culture,  traditions and beliefs of the Ibo people,  at the time of existence of our ancestors,  many of which are probaly considered obsolete today. Filled with lots of proverbial sayings and parables,  The Concubine is an enjoyable read,  especially for those who tend to embrace customs(both old and new) wholeheartedly. 

Elechi Amadi tells his story in a suspense filled manner, making you itch for more while reading.
AUTHOR: Elechi Amadi

GENRE: FICTION

PUBLISHER: EPP BOOK SERVICES

PAGE COUNT: 216

FORMAT: PAPER BACK

ISBN: 978 0 435905569