Books: Short Notices: Nov. 10, 1967

ARROW OF GOD by Chinua Achebe. 287 pages. John Day. $5.50.

Chinua Achebe, Nigeria's leading writer, continues his heroic efforts to impose a pattern of fiction on his native land, to give his people a chronicle of their own past against which the new values of the emergent nation may be measured. In A Man of the People (TIME, Aug. 19, 1966), Novelist Achebe showed that life in the capital of his country did not always represent an advance on tribal society. In Arrow of God, he demonstrates the confusing effects of white man's law...

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