By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
The mother of renowned novelist, Chimamanda Adichie has died.
Mrs. Grace Ifeoma Adichie (nee Odigwe), who died on Monday, March 1/2/2021 in Awka, Anambra State was 78-year-old.
Speaking on behalf of the family, a 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.
Though the case of her death was not disclosed, the family announced that funeral arrangements will be announced in due course.