Arrow of God
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"Arrow of God" Quotes

By Chinua Achebe

fiction | 244 pages | Published in 1986

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.

ISBN_10:0435905309
ISBN_13:9780435905309

Quotes

To be a woman in our homeland is to forget your history, to give up everything, to bury yourself in a man.

Chinua Achebe

There is no story that is not true.

Chinua Achebe

When suffering knocks at your door and you say there is no seat for him, he tells you not to worry because he has brought his own stool.

Chinua Achebe

The lizard that jumped from the high iroko tree to the ground, said he would praise himself if no one else did.

Chinua Achebe

He was a man who possessed the magic that makes men kill and not feel.

Chinua Achebe

Every problem has its solution and every solution carries its problem.

Chinua Achebe

A man who pays respect to the great paves his own way for greatness.

Chinua Achebe

The world is a small place populated by people who put themselves before others and put others before themselves.

Chinua Achebe

A bastard has no right to refer to others as illegitimate sons of a dog.

Chinua Achebe

The world is full of people who could have retired rich and happy half a century ago but are still chasing dollars.

Chinua Achebe