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Chimamanda Loses Mother

Mrs. Grace Ifeoma Adichie (nee Odigwe), the mother of renowned writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is dead. She was 78.

She died on Monday, March 1st, 2021 in Awka, Anambra State.

A family spokesperson said, “It was very sudden and we are devastated.”

Her husband, a renowned Professor of Statistics, James Adichie, had died in June last year at 88.

Mrs. Adichie is survived by six children: Ijeoma, Uchenna, Chuks, Okechukwu, Chimamanda and Kenechukwu; as well as nine grandchildren, in-laws and many relatives.

The family announced that funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.

 

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