Arrow Of God Study Guides

  • Arrow of God


    Arrow of God is a 1964 Novel by Chinua Achebe about the cultural, political and religious tensions between the Igbo and the British in colonial Nigeria. Ezeulu, the chief priest of the god Ulu, refuses T. K. Winterbottom's offer to become part of the colonial administration and is imprisoned. After being released, Ezeulu returns to his people and refuses to perform the necessary rites to allow the people to harvest their yams. Starvation ensues, the people blame Ezeulu and John Goodcountry seizes the opportunity to convert the village to Christianity.