One of Africa’s finest novelist, poet and dra­matist, Captain Elechi Amadi died Wednesday at the Good Heart hospital in Port Harcourt at the age of 82.
A member of the family, Bar Wabueze Amadi, con­firmed the development say­ing 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 Calabar.