“Arrow of God” by Chinua Achebe

Written by ELLA

        Arrow of God is a powerful, heartbreaking and sullen story of Nigerian society. In this book, Chinua Achebe, an Igbo Chief and brilliant writer, tells the story of a village named Umaro and their history of worship and British colonization. Achebe employs a masterful method of writing which intertwines his native Igbo dialect as well as the English of the colonizers. Through the eyes of various villagers and British officers, we learn about how miscommunication eventually leads to downfall.