The Great Ponds

The Great Ponds

Elechi Amadi / Jul 19, 2019

The Great Ponds Tells of the ruinous feud between two villages in Eastern Nigeria By the author of The Concubine and Estrangement

  • Title: The Great Ponds
  • Author: Elechi Amadi
  • ISBN: 9780435900441
  • Page: 293
  • Format: Paperback
  • Tells of the ruinous feud between two villages in Eastern Nigeria By the author of The Concubine and Estrangement.

    The Great Ponds by Elechi Amadi Community Reviews The Great Ponds describes two communities, Aliakoro and Chiolu, at war to resolve the question of ownership of the fishing Pond of Wagaba Okehi, the Eze of Aliakoro, alleges that his grandfather told him that the people of Aliakoro are the true owners while Diali, the Eze of Chiolu, the current owners, The Great Ponds Summary eNotes War and its effects define the plot of The Great Ponds The war is fought between the village of Chiolu and the village of Aliakoro over fishing rights to Wagaba Pond, one of the ponds alluded to The Great Ponds African Writers Elechi Amadi The great pond itself, was simply not just a watering hole, but it was the be all and end all of a way of life it was to die for and Elechi, through his exceptional ability to bring the story to life, allows the reader to decend into the very fabric of a war never ending and tragic. Residences at Great Pond Official Site The Residences at Great Pond feature luxury and bd apartments just outside Boston Javascript has been disabled on your browser, so some functionality on the site may be disabled Enable javascript in your browser to ensure full functionality. Great Pond Great Pond Most of Great Pond is located in the town of Belgrade There are several islands in Great Pond, including Hoyt Island, Chute Island, Joyce Island, Oak Island, and Pine Island North of the village of Belgrade Lakes, Long Pond is separated from Great Pond The Great Ponds work by Amadi Britannica Other articles where The Great Ponds is discussed Elechi Amadi Nigerian villages The Concubine , The Great Ponds , and The Slave These novels concern human destiny and the extent to which it can be changed the relationship between people and The great ponds Elechi Amadi Amadi now lives in retirement near Port Harcourt, the setting of his first novels The Concubine and The Great Ponds in which Igbo cultural ambience remains unmistakable, despite the author s earlier politically motivated attempts to redefine his ethnolinguistic identity. Massachusetts Great Ponds List Any project located in, on, over or under the water of a great pond is within the jurisdiction of Chapter A great pond is defined as any pond or lake that contained than acres in its natural state Ponds that once measured or acres in their natural state, but which are now smaller, are still considered great Great pond law Suicide as Redemption an Analysis of Elechi Amadi s The Ogbeide states that, well demonstrated in The Great Ponds is the claim of the group over the individual, a common feature of Igbo culture In this context a man s success is not only for himself and family but for the whole group Ogbeide , .

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      • Elechi Amadi

        Elechi Amadi was born in Aluu near Port Harcourt , in the Delta region of Eastern Nigeria, into an Ibo family, representing a minority nation tribe , the Ikwere He studied at the Government College in Umuahia, and like other major Nigerian writers, he was educated at the University College of Ibadan Its legendary English department and the student magazine The Horn encouraged a number of aspiring writers, including Wole Soyinka b 1934 , Christopher Okigbo 1932 67 , John Pepper Clark b 1935 , and Cole Omotso Amadi, however, studied natural sciences His native language was Ekwerri but he published his writings in English In 1957 he married Dorah Ohale they had eight children.Amadi received his B Sc in physics and mathematic in 1959 He worked in 1959 60 as a landsurveyor in Enugu and then as a science teacher in Protestant mission schools in Oba and Ahoada In 1963 Amadi joined the Federal army with the rank of captain He was assigned to teach at the military school in Zaria After resigning, he worked as a teacher at the Anglican Grammar School in Port Harcourt During the Nigerian civil war 1966 1970 Amadi was twice arrested and detained by the Biafran government a former officer of the Nigerian army was politically a doubtful person He joined the Federal army again and with the war s end Amadi worked for the government of the newly constituted Rivers State, later becoming head of the Ministry of Information and the Ministry of Education From 1984 to 1987 he was writer in residence and Dean of the Faculty of Arts at College of Education in Port Harcour In 1989 90 he served as Commissioner of Lands and Housing Amadi was awarded in 1973 the International Writers Program grant, and in 1992 he received the Rivers State Silver Jubilee Merit award In 2007, at the age of 74.


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    1. what you are going to read is my analysis about the book during my afro asian literature class.The Great Ponds focuses its attention on intertribal warfare. The novel by Elechi Amadi is a recreation of a seemingly simple domestic conflict between two villages that later snowballs into a war of attrition.With the Great Ponds, Amadi delivers a brilliant piece of story-telling while also addressing the painful effects of war on its main victims, the local population. The fear and injustices that re [...]


    2. Great story. Feels unsurprisingly a lot like Things Fall Apart or Arrow of God in its characters, setting, storytelling -- but also reminds me of Njal's Saga, Red Harvest, any number of Leone or Kurosawa or others' films about feuds that ruin everybody.



    3. ! It is a nice book that captures how Africans are fighting for the God given resources it portrays how life is in the continent of Africa .-it is a good read



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