It is a staple book in schools throughout Africa and widely read and studied in English-speaking countries around the world. It is seen as the archetypal modern African novel in English, and one of the first African novels written in English to receive global critical acclaim.
The book's title comes from the closing lines of T. S. Eliot's poem, The Journey of the Magi.
It is Achebe's third novel following Things Fall Apart and No Longer at Ease. These three books are sometimes called The African Trilogy. Arrow of God won the first ever Jock Campbell/New Statesman Prize for African writing.
1966 satirical novel. It is Achebe's fourth novel.
A finalist for the 1987 Booker Prize for Fiction, it has been described as the "most important novel to come out of Africa in the [1980s]
A Man of the People, 1966
Village where Okonkwo and his family live, from "Things Fall Apart"
Oracle in a cave, from "Things Fall Apart"
Village destroyed by white men in "Things Fall Apart"
Nigerian writer (1930-2013)