Posted by News Express | 2 March 2021 | 509 times
By PAMELA EBOH, Awka
The mother of renowned novelist Chimamanda Adichie has died.
Mrs. Grace Ifeoma Adichie (nee Odigwe), died on Monday, March 1, 2021 in Awka, Anambra State, aged 78.
Confirming her passage, a family spokesperson said: “Her husband, a renowned Professor of Statistics, James Adichie, died last June at 88.
“It was very sudden and we are devastated.”
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 cause of her death was not disclosed. The family said that funeral arrangements would be announced in due course.
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