The story of Chinua Achebe's novel Things Fall Apart takes place in the Nigerian village of Umuofia in the late 1880s, before missionaries and other outsiders have arrived.
In Umoufia (northern part of Nigeria) in the pre-colonial period
It takes place in Nigeria, more specifically a village called Umuofia during pre-colonial times.
In West Africa. More specificaly Nigeria in the 1800's.