It is so sad that we have lost an educationist, novelist,  dramatist and author , Elechi Amadi. He died on Wednesday afternoon at  a hospital in Port Harcourt at 82. He was  born on 12 May, 1934 in Aluu community, Ikwerre local government area of River state.

A member of the family , Bar Wabueze Amadi, confirmed the death and the River state government have released a statement mourning his passing

He was the author of The Concubine, The Great Ponds, Isiburu, Sunset in Biafra, Dance of Johannesburg, Peppersoup, The Road to Ibadan, The Slave , Estrangement and the Woman of Calabar. He had several honours to his credit. He was Fellow of the Nigerian Academy of Education and a Member of the Order of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

May his soul rest in peace