Literary Techniques

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Arrow of God can be viewed as instrumental in establishing Achebe's style for he extensively revised it ten years after its first...

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Ideas for Group Discussions

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Arrow of God is considered a more complex, more troubling work than Things Fall Apart, as the reader sees the action primarily through the...

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Social Concerns

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The clash between the civilization of the Igbo and the British bringing colonialism and their Christian religion to West Africa is reenacted...

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(Critical Guide to British Fiction)

Carroll, David. Chinua Achebe, 1970, 1980.

Innes, Catherine L., and Bernth Lindfors, eds. Critical Perspectives on Chinua Achebe, 1978.

Njoku, Benedict Chiaka. The Four Novels of Chinua Achebe, 1984.

Obeichina, Emanuel. Culture, Tradition and Society in the West African Novel, 1975.

Ravenscroft, Arthur. Chinua Achebe, 1969, 1977.

Literary Precedents

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Joyce Cary's Mr. Johnson and Conrad's Heart of Darkness discussed at length below in relation to Things Fall Apart (1958) also apply here;...

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Related Titles

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The novel, No Longer at Ease (1960), a sequel to Things Fall Apart, dramatizes the predicament of a young Igbo man caught between the demands...

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