Popular Nigerian writer, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie loses mum

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

Adichie aged 78, died on Monday, 1 March 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, died last June at 88.

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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