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Arrow of God Paperback – January 1, 1989
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— Margaret Atwood
"It is a measure of Achebe's creative gift that he has no need whatsoever for prose fireworks to light the flame of his intense drama. Wothry of particular attention are the characters. Achebe doesn't create his people with fastidiously detailed line drawings: instead, he relies on a few short strokes that highlight whatever prominent features will bring the total personlaity into three-dimensional life."
"The power of majesty of Chinua Achebe's work has, literally, opened the world to generations of readers. He is an ambassador of art, and a profound recorder of the human condition."
— Michael Dorris
"He is one of the few writers of our time who has touched us with a code of values that will never be ironic. This great voice."
— Michael Ondaatje --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The story is set in a traditional Igbo village in Western Nigeria where the author traces how the age old traditions that had stood the test of time were systematically eroded by colonial rule. An important lesson we learn is that we need to change with the times and be adaptive to the constant changes, otherwise we perish.
This is a well written book by a remarkable author that is very interesting to read as well as enlightening.
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I've just started reading it but so far it is very very good reading. I am enjoying it immensely. Thank you.Published 5 months ago by Dorothy Richardson
The final book in Chinua Achebe's Africa trilogy takes place in the 1920s and depicts the affects of a Christian missionary placement has on the Igbo community. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Margaret Carmel
African culture very beautifully explained in simple terms.
Very picturesque prose. Beautiful story about African traditions, families, their religion and the bond... Read more
Arrow of God (1964), the third book in Chinua Achebe's so-called African Trilogy, is in many was a reprise of the first and most well known, Things Fall Apart. Read morePublished 11 months ago by M. Buzalka
Not the easiest of reads and almost gave up on finishing it on numerous occasions.
I really did enjoy all the humorous African idioms utilised as they were mostly LMAO & not... Read more