Just In: Chimamanda Adichie’s mother is dead

Just In: Chimamanda Adichie's mother is dead

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

She passed on, Monday, March 1st, 2021 in Awka, Anambra State at the age of 78.

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

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

Funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.


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