Mrs Grace Ifeoma Adichie (nee Odigwe), the mother of renowned writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is dead.
Mrs Adichie aged 78, died on Monday, March 1, 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.
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.