London: Heinemann, 1964. Cloth. Small 8vo (7.8 in, 19.8 cm). [vi], 287  pp.
First edition: Prominent African author, poet, politician during the Nigerian Civil War, and scholar, Chinua Achebe (1930-2013) wrote widely on cultural, political, and social issues. Dominant African novelist, Achebe is noted for the originality, profundity, insight, elegance, and clarity of his works. Chinua Achebe held over 30 honorary degrees and has won numerous literary awards. Arrow of God is his third novel: "In this moving story Chinua Achebe catches perfectly the atmosphere of African village life." - front flap.
Cox, African Writers Vol. 1, p.34. OCEL p.35. Publisher's blue cloth with bright gilt lettering to spine. 1964 previous owner name penciled. Faint paste action to endpaper gutters, faint fingerprint to front free endpaper. Dust jacket front with small chafe, jacket flap edges narrowly sunned. Well-preserved, tight, and clean first edition. Near fine in very good+ dust jacket. Item #1073