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

She was 78.

She 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 barely 6 months ago.

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.

May God give her the fortitude to bear the loss.

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