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Brief author info: Elechi Amadi (1934- ) Nigerian writer, novelist, playwright, teacher. Along with Wole Soyinka and Chinua Achebe, considered a premier African writer; known for focus on African atmosphere, typically centering around traditional African society before colonial rule and showing no political slant. Famous particularly for loose trilogy of village life comprising his first novel, The Concubine; The Great Ponds, and The Slave.
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An African writer who really wants to interpret the African scene has to write in three dimensions at once. There is the private life, the social life, and what you may call the supernatural.
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