Things Fall Apart
Chinua Achebe

by

Karim Chandra

Overview
Author
Chinua Achebe
Year Published
1958
Type
Novel
Genre
Fiction
Perspective and Narrator
Things Fall Apart is told in the third person by a narrator who is all knowing and has an excellent understanding of the setting, a remote village in Nigeria in the 1890s.
Tense
Past
About the Title
It appears as id Chinua Achebe derived the title, Things Fall Apart, from William Butler’s ‘the Second Coming’, a piece of work that described the state of the world after the Second World War. In borrowing this line, Chinua Achebe realized the nature of the problems that Nigeria would face in bid to end colonization of the country. Achebe thought that the country would be left highly divided and lacking direction.
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