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Renowned Author, Elechi Amadi Dies @ 82

Elechi Amadi
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, Barrister 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.
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.
Hails from Aluu community, Ikwerre local government area. He attended Government college, Umuahia and went to the University college, Ibadan where he bagged a BSc degree in Physics and Mathematics.
He was first Commissioner for Education in the old Rivers state and also served as Commissioner for Lands and Housing He had several honours to his credit.

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