Renowned Novelist, Elechi Amadi Dies At Age 82 TrendyVoice

30 June 2016

Renowned Novelist, Elechi Amadi Dies At Age 82

Highly revered and celebrated novelist,
Captain Elechi Amadi has passed on at
the age of 82. A family confirmed the
news of his death at a hospital in Port
Harcourt on Wednesday night.

Elechi Amadi is the author of The Road
to Ibadan, The Slave , Estrangement
and the Woman of Calabar. Captain
Amadi attended Government college ,
Umuahia and went on to the University
college, Ibadan where he studied
Physics and Mathematics. He served in
the 3rd Marine Commandos of the
Nigerian Army and was the first
Commissioner for Education in the old
Rivers state and also served as
Commissioner for Lands and Housing.

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.

Amadi lived in his community, Aluu
until his death. The Director General,
NIMASA, Dr Dakuku Peterside described
him as a great Nigerian who will be
greatly missed. He said, "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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