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Arrow of God

Arrow of God

Set in the Igbo heartland of eastern Nigeria, one of Africa's best-known writers describes the conflict between old and new in its most poignant aspect: the personal struggle between father and son.

Ezeulu, the headstrong chief priest of the god Ulu, is worshipped by the six villages of Umuaro. But his authority is increasingly under threat—from rivals within his tribe, from functionaries of the colonial government, and even from his own family members. Yet he believes himself to be untouchable: surely he is an arrow in the bow of his God? Armed with this belief, he is prepared to lead his people, even if it is towards their own destruction. But his people will not be dominated so easily.

Spare and powerful, Arrow of God is an unforgettable portrayal of the loss of faith, and the downfall of a man in a society forever altered by colonialism.

Titulo:Arrow of God
Idioma de edición:English
ISBN:9780385014809
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Chinua Achebe was a novelist, poet, professor at Brown University and critic. He is best known for his first novel, Things Fall Apart (1958), which is the most widely read book in modern African literature.


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  • Shane

    I liked this book the best among Achebe’s African Trilogy. It’s a novel that chronicles Igbo tribal life in the 1920’s, fracturing under its own human frailties and prejudices, and stoked into d...

  • Kavita

    Once more, Achebe has succeeded in writing a story that had me living in a very different world for a while. Arrow of God is not about the delightful (not!) Okonkwo nor the honest and upright (not!) O...

  • Sidharth Vardhan

    Read it because it was listed as one of Adichie's favourite books.The story is somewhat like 'Things Fall Apart' in that it narrates a story of the rise and, later, fall of a man due to values changin...

  • Shuhan Rizwan

    Better than 'Things fall apart' in some aspects. Includes some beautifully crafted passages. ...

  • Madeline

    I had a fiendishly difficult time with this book, which I found odd because Things Fall Apart was like reading water, and even A Man of the People was engaging and straightforward. But although I love...

  • Charlotte

    Arrow of God (1964)Chinua AchebeLast summer I read Things Fall Apart which is the first of a trilogy by C. Achebe. Arrow of God is the third. I literally couldn’t put it down. Again, this is a novel...

  • Monika

    I submitted and successfully defended my MA dissertation on Wednesday. One of the questions that was asked and that has stayed with me is this - Do you think the British administrators were innocent? ...

  • Jack Kruse

    I was first struck by how funny this novel was. I guffawed several times while reading it. It takes a remarkable writer to do this with humor, especially across cultures.I thought this work illustrate...

  • Ben Dutton

    Arrow of God - often paired with Things Fall Apart and No Longer at Ease, as part of The African Trilogy - is a book with a troubled gestation and a difficult publishing history. Achebe had planned, a...

  • andreea.

    3.5 stars....

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