What is the main theme of Chinua Achebe's first three novels, Things Fall Apart, No Longer at Ease and Arrow of God? I have to write a Research Paper on the above mentioned three novels of Chinua...

What is the main theme of Chinua Achebe's first three novels, Things Fall Apart, No Longer at Ease and Arrow of God? I have to write a Research Paper on the above mentioned three novels of Chinua Achebe. Kindly suggest to me a suitable title.

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You might start with a title such as "A Tribe Divided: The Igbo in Achebe's Early Novels".

The main theme of Things Fall ApartNo Longer at Ease and Arrow of God by Chinua Achebe is the clash between traditional Igbo culture and British colonial powers. There are not only conflicts within the tribe based on such things as the struggle of Okonkwo to overcome his allotted fate within the tribal structure, but also the way the tribe itself becomes divided by the advent of Christianity, with some members of the tribe assimilating to the colonial culture, some maintaining old ways, and some trying to chart an uneasy course between the two. 

In your paper, you will probably want to incorporate some of the elements of postcolonial literary theory, especially in how it talks about hybrization or blending of cultures. 

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