Arrow of God is a new addition to the series of book covers I've been working on for the Nigerian author Chinua Achebe. The books are published by Random House/Vintage. Some of the others can be seen here. Arrow of God takes up the ongoing struggle between continuity and change. It is a powerful drama about the downfall of a traditional leader in a society forever altered by colonialism. Ezeulu, the chief priest of several Nigerian villages, is a prominent member of the Igbo people. So prominent, in fact, that he is invited to join the British colonial administration. But when he refuses to be a "white man's chief" and is thrown in jail, Ezeulu's influence begins to wane, as the resentful decisions he makes from prison have adverse effects on his people.