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The Concubine: Nigerian Novel Made Into A Film by Orikinla(m): 9:27am On Feb 03, 2007
The Concubine, one of the classic novels of modern African literature has been made into a film.

The Concubine was written by Elechi Amadi and the film was directed by the accomplished Nollywood movies director Andy Amenechi.

About the novel:
Mr. Amadi writes with, shapeliness and exhilaration , a lovely and dignified picture of a society, not only still ruled by gods, but governed by a great delicacy in human relationships, full of respect for others.
- The Guardian
Ihuoma, a beautiful young widow, has the admiration of the entire community in which she lives, and especially of the hunter Ekwueme. However, their passion is fated, and jealousy, a love potion and the closeness of the spirit world, lift this simple Nigerian tale onto a tragic plane.

The world premiere of The Concubine comes up at the fourth Best of the Best African Film and TV Programmes Market, dubbed BOBTV, in Abuja, from March 11, 2007.
Re: The Concubine: Nigerian Novel Made Into A Film by Ndipe(m): 10:18am On Feb 03, 2007
Is his novel widely read in Africa? His plot and characterization in that novel was superb. However, I did not particularly care for the subject line of reincarnation and the seagod, as it conflicts with my Christian religion.
Re: The Concubine: Nigerian Novel Made Into A Film by marlet01(m): 12:34pm On Feb 03, 2007
I've heard about the novel but i've never read it before.
Re: The Concubine: Nigerian Novel Made Into A Film by Orikinla(m): 11:54pm On Feb 04, 2007
The Concubine is Elechi Amadi's most popular novel.
But I am not an expert on his literature.
Re: The Concubine: Nigerian Novel Made Into A Film by ayomorocco(f): 7:47pm On Feb 05, 2007
The Concubine was one of the literature prose texts that were used during the years I was in secondary school. I remember that it was one of my favorite prose books at the time as it made for light and easy reading. However, since it has been so long I cannot objectively evaluate if on an intellectual level, the book will compete favourably with texts from other parts of the world. Nevertheless, it made interesting reading in my youth and I am sure that the scriptwriter who will be in charge of turning the book into a movie script will beef it up suitably to provide for a decent film.
Re: The Concubine: Nigerian Novel Made Into A Film by viee(f): 10:06am On May 07, 2007
the concubine still remain the only Nigerian novel i cant get tired of reading!
it is so well written and the story so fantastic that you can so easily indentify with the characters.

i sincerly hope the movie portrays the novel in same form

love that novel so much that i wont forgive the producer if he makes a mess of it!
Re: The Concubine: Nigerian Novel Made Into A Film by uchetobi(f): 9:18am On Jun 26, 2007
Dis is a good novel. I remember aback in skl though I was not a literature student. I read it then bought my copy after that. It’s a good novel with a tragic end. Looking forward to the film
Re: The Concubine: Nigerian Novel Made Into A Film by nanaboi(m): 12:54pm On Jun 28, 2007
viee:

the concubine still remain the only Nigerian novel i can't get tired of reading!
it is so well written and the story so fantastic that you can so easily indentify with the characters.

That's my description of Helon Habila's "Waiting 4 an Angel". I just love that novel like Adichie's "Purple Hibiscus". I wouldn't mind a waka-pass role in any of those 2.
Re: The Concubine: Nigerian Novel Made Into A Film by krisbobo(m): 7:01pm On Jul 16, 2007
I was at the premier of The Concubine in abj in march. as Viee as said, that book is a classic and should be treated with respect. what i saw was an eyesore. Pls, i am not a nollywood basher. in fact have been involved in different aspects of filmmaking for the past 10yrs and i'm proud of what nollywood has achieved in its infancy. however, that was an slap on our literary history.

I was only able to stomach about 10mins of the film before i walked out. The saddest part was that elechi amadi was part of the filmming from begining till end, although you cant blame him since he is not a filmmaker. Sad.
Re: The Concubine: Nigerian Novel Made Into A Film by viee(f): 10:50am On Jul 17, 2007
krisbobo:

I was at the premier of The Concubine in abj in march. as Viee as said, that book is a classic and should be treated with respect. what i saw was an eyesore. Please, i am not a nollywood basher. in fact have been involved in different aspects of filmmaking for the past 10yrs and i'm proud of what nollywood has achieved in its infancy. however, that was an slap on our literary history.

I was only able to stomach about 10mins of the film before i walked out. The saddest part was that elechi amadi was part of the filmming from begining till end, although you can't blame him since he is not a filmmaker. Sad.

thats just sad!
Re: The Concubine: Nigerian Novel Made Into A Film by uzygirl(f): 10:27pm On Jul 18, 2007
krisbobo:

I was at the premier of The Concubine in abj in march. as Viee as said, that book is a classic and should be treated with respect. what i saw was an eyesore. Please, i am not a nollywood basher. in fact have been involved in different aspects of filmmaking for the past 10yrs and i'm proud of what nollywood has achieved in its infancy. however, that was an slap on our literary history.

I was only able to stomach about 10mins of the film before i walked out. The saddest part was that elechi amadi was part of the filmming from begining till end, although you can't blame him since he is not a filmmaker. Sad.


Guess some stories better be left in books. Great stories in a book make a better impression on the mind than on the screen.
Re: The Concubine: Nigerian Novel Made Into A Film by Ndipe(m): 11:27pm On Sep 09, 2011
Just read some pages of the novel and I tell you, it's a classic, made an impression on me about novel writing. Can compete favorably with Things Fall Apart.
Re: The Concubine: Nigerian Novel Made Into A Film by Brite02(m): 4:05pm On Sep 11, 2011
Am yet to watch d movie, to tell u d truth, the novel is a classic, i read it when i was in secondary school.
Re: The Concubine: Nigerian Novel Made Into A Film by Ndipe(m): 11:40pm On Sep 11, 2011
Brite02:

Am yet to watch d movie, to tell u d truth, the novel is a classic, i read it when i was in secondary school.

I agree with you on that, Read Arrow of god some months ago and I am reading "The concubine" which I prefer to the previous one.
Re: The Concubine: Nigerian Novel Made Into A Film by amblors(m): 3:57am On Sep 12, 2011
didn't know it had been made into a movie.
I hope they did justice to it, coz its a classic.
one of Nigeria' finest novels.

why naija novel dey end in tragedy sha?
Re: The Concubine: Nigerian Novel Made Into A Film by Ndipe(m): 9:40pm On Sep 12, 2011
amblors:

didn't know it had been made into a movie.
I hope they did justice to it, coz its a classic.
one of Nigeria' finest novels.

why naija novel dey end in tragedy sha?

Not all naija novels, besides, some novels generally end in tragedy, though I dont know why. I like happy endings.
Re: The Concubine: Nigerian Novel Made Into A Film by amblors(m): 9:44pm On Sep 12, 2011
^^^
anyways i havn't read many but 80% of the ones av read, end in tragedies.
Re: The Concubine: Nigerian Novel Made Into A Film by omobadan(m): 11:21pm On Sep 13, 2011
krisbobo:

I was at the premier of The Concubine in abj in march. as Viee as said, that book is a classic and should be treated with respect. what i saw was an eyesore. Pls, i am not a nollywood basher. in fact have been involved in different aspects of filmmaking for the past 10yrs and i'm proud of what nollywood has achieved in its infancy. however, that was an slap on our literary history.

I was only able to stomach about 10mins of the film before i walked out. The saddest part was that elechi amadi was part of the filmming from begining till end, although you cant blame him since he is not a filmmaker. Sad.
Don't you know Nollywood can't tell a good story? I knew the moment someone said Nollywood, the film won't do justice to the novel. Number 1, Nollywood don't have screenwriters! They have people that write something on paper but really it's no screenplay. The most fundamental flaw in Nollywood movies is the script. Nigeria have lost the ability to write a good story for a long time now. And I always laugh when people get excite when a Nollywood film is been paraded around. Writing a script is an artform. They should first understand that basic rule before they try and adapt a good novel to turn into a film.
Re: The Concubine: Nigerian Novel Made Into A Film by semid4lyfe(m): 10:28am On Sep 14, 2011
Elechi Amadi eff up

Well, I guess he must have needed the money badly
Re: The Concubine: Nigerian Novel Made Into A Film by Brite02(m): 8:17pm On Sep 14, 2011
^^ what? ? Eff up? Hahahahhaaaa.
Re: The Concubine: Nigerian Novel Made Into A Film by egaruba(m): 3:08am On Jan 01, 2012
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