Arrow Of God

Arrow of God PDF
Author: Chinua Achebe
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435905309
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Category : Christianity
Languages : en
Pages : 230
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Arrow Of God

by Chinua Achebe, Arrow Of God Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Arrow Of God books, Set in the Ibo 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.




Arrow Of God

Arrow of God PDF
Author: Chinua Achebe
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101666382
Size: 78.14 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 240
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Arrow Of God

by Chinua Achebe, Arrow Of God Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Arrow Of God books, The second novel in Chinua Achebe’s masterful African trilogy, following Things Fall Apart and preceding No Longer at Ease When Things Fall Apart ends, colonial rule has been introduced to Umuofia, and the character of the nation, its values, freedoms, religious and socio-political foundations have substantially and irrevocably been altered. Arrow of God, the second novel in Chinua Achebe’s The African Trilogy, moves the historical narrative forward. This time, the action revolves around Ezeulu, the headstrong chief priest of the god Ulu, which is worshipped by the six villages of Umuaro. The novel is a meditation on the nature, uses, and responsibility of power and leadership. Ezeulu finds that his authority is increasingly under threat from rivals within his nation and functionaries of the newly established British colonial government. Yet he sees himself as untouchable. He is forced, with tragic consequences, to reconcile conflicting impulses in his own nature—a need to serve the protecting deity of his Umuaro people; a desire to retain control over their religious observances; and a need to gain increased personal power by pushing his authority to the limits. He ultimately fails as he leads his people to their own destruction, and consequently, his personal tragedy arises. 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.




Arrow Of God

Arrow of God PDF
Author: David Carroll
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780582781450
Size: 66.29 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 80
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Arrow Of God

Arrow of God PDF
Author: Chinua Achebe
Publisher: London, Heinemann
ISBN:
Size: 47.95 MB
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Category : Achebe, Chinua (x+1)
Languages : en
Pages : 230
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Arrow Of God

by Chinua Achebe, Arrow Of God Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Arrow Of God books, In the Igbo villages of Umuaro in Eastern Nigeria in 1921, Ezeulu, old and dignified Chief Priest of the god Ulu, finds that his authority as spiritual leader is strengthened when a war which he has tried to prevent between Umuaro and a neighboring community is stopped by the British District Officer. Feeling compelled to respect the knowledge and power of the white man, Ezeulu sends one of his young sons to learn Christianity so that he will know the secret of such strength. But this brings the conflict between old ways and new to a head as the boy, in an excess of freshly-inspired Christian enthusiasm, tries to kill a royal python, a creature most sacred in the religious traditions of Umuaro. After this, Ezeulu's opposition to the authority of the white man becomes more pronounced, but his noble obstinacy, although it achieves a temporary victory over Captain Winterbottom, brings tragedy in the end. This moving story captures the atmosphere of African village life, the beautiful proverb-laden language of the Igbo and their strangely formal customs of worship and hospitality.--From publisher description.




Chinua Achebe

Chinua Achebe PDF
Author: Catherine Lynette Innes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521428972
Size: 50.90 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 199
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Chinua Achebe

by Catherine Lynette Innes, Chinua Achebe Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Chinua Achebe books, "Things fall Apart", is compared with Joyce Cary's "Mister Johnson". Achebe's novel is seen as a more realistic portrayal of the society and culture of indigenous people of Nigeria.




The Chinua Achebe Encyclopedia

The Chinua Achebe Encyclopedia PDF
Author: M. Keith Booker
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780325070636
Size: 12.23 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
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The Chinua Achebe Encyclopedia

by M. Keith Booker, The Chinua Achebe Encyclopedia Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Chinua Achebe Encyclopedia books, Several hundred A-Z entries cover Achebe's major works, important characters and settings, key concepts and issues, and more. Though best known as a novelist, Achebe is also a critic, activist, and spokesman for African culture. This reference is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to his life and writings. Included are several hundred alphabetically arranged entries. Some of these are substantive summary discussions of Achebe's major works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Entries are written by expert contributors and close with brief bibliographies. The volume also provides a general bibliography and chronology. Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe is widely regarded as the most important of the numerous African novelists who gained global attention in the second half of the 20th century. Achebe is certainly the African writer best known in the West, and his first novel, Things Fall Apart, is a founding text of postcolonial African literature and regarded as one of the central works of world literature of the last 50 years. Though best known as a novelist, Achebe is also a critic, activist, and spokesman for African culture. This reference is a comprehensive and authoritative guide to his life and writings. Included are several hundred alphabetically arranged entries. Some of these are substantive summary discussions of Achebe's major works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Other topics include all of his major fictional characters and settings, important concepts and issues central to his writings, historical persons, places, and events relevant to his works, and influential texts by other writers. Entries are written by expert contributors and close with brief bibliographies. The volume also provides a general bibliography and chronology.