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Quotes

Find the perfect quote to float your boat. Shmoop breaks down key quotations from Arrow of God.

Competition Quotes

The long uproar that followed was largely of approbation. Nwaka had totally destroyed Ezeulu's speech. The last glancing blow which killed it was the hint that the Chief Priest's mother had been a...

Revenge Quotes

What happened next was the work of Ekwensu, the bringer of evil. Akukali rushed after Ebo, went into the obi, took the ikenga from his shrine, rushed outside again and, while everyone stood aghast,...

Religion Quotes

"There is no cause to be afraid, my son. You have seen Eru, the Magnificent, the One that gives wealth to those who find favour with him. People sometimes see him at that place in this kind of weat...

Tradition and Customs Quotes

"I am one of those they have chosen to go to Okperi tomorrow and bring the loads of our new teacher." "Oduche!" "Father!" "Listen to what I shall say no. When a handshake goes beyond the elbow we k...

Power Quotes

Whenever Ezeulu considered the immensity of his power over the year and the crops and, therefore, over the people he wondered if it was real. It was true he named the day for the feast of the Pumpk...

Men and Masculinity Quotes

"There is no cause to be afraid, my son. You have seen Eru, the Magnificent, the One that gives wealth to those who find favour with him. People sometimes see him at that place in this kind of weat...

Respect and Reputation Quotes

Every time he prayed for Umuaro bitterness rose into his mouth, a great smouldering anger for the division which had come to the six villages and which his enemies sought to lay on his head. And fo...

Duty Quotes

The other man, Wright, did not really belong to the station. He was a Public Works Department man supervising the new road to Umuaro. Captain Winterbottom had already had cause to talk to him serio...

Race Quotes

"Umuru is no match for my mother's people in medicine," said Akukalia. "Their market has grown because the white man took his merchandise there." "Why did he take his merchandise there," asked the...

Pride Quotes

Ezeulu often said that the dead fathers of Umuaro looking at the world from Ani-Mmo must be utterly bewildered by the ways of the new age. At no other time but now could Umuaro have taken war to Ok...
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