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Things Fall Apart is told in the third person by an omniscient narrator who has a deeply personal connection to the setting, an 1890s Nigerian village.
Things Fall Apart is told primarily in the past tense.
The title Things Fall Apart is taken from a line from William Butler Yeats's "The Second Coming," a poem that describes the state of the world in the aftermath of World War I. Achebe, recognizing potential chaos in Nigeria's bid for independence from Britain, explores the themes in Yeats's poem—pressing questions about a world order broken by violence and dissent.
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