Lagos - One of Nigeria’s finest novelist and playwright, Elechi Amadi best known for his work 'The Concubine' has died at 82.
According to The Guardian, he died in Port Harcourt after a protracted illness occasioned by multiple organ failure.
The report also said that the Rivers State government had concluded arrangements to fly him overseas for medical treatment, but that his ill deteriorated between Monday and Tuesday.
He passed on in a private clinic in Port Harcourt on Wednesday.
Some of his other works are The Great Ponds, Isiburu, Sunset in Biafra, Dance of Johannesburg, Peppersoup, The Road to Ibadan, The Slave, Estrangement, Les Grand Etangs, and The Woman of Calabar.