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The Owl Killers
Karen Maitland
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Daniel James Brown
Cloud Atlas
David Mitchell

Arrow of God

Arrow of God - Chinua Achebe At it's most base, this is the story of an Ibo tribal priest, Ezeulu and his downfall. However it also about so much more. It is a story of conflict; conflict between old and new traditions, conflict between colonization and African culture, conflict between Christianity and tribal religion.

It was very strongly written and an informative look at African tribal culture. I always enjoy Achebe's books and Arrow of God was no exception. However, perhaps due to cultural differences, I had a hard time, really connecting to the characters. They were welll written, but for me the emotional connection was not there and this is where it lost that fifth star as the story itself and the writing were worthy of all five.