Mrs Grace Ifeoma Adichie (nee Odigwe), the mother of renowned Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is dead.
She was 78 years old.
Mrs Adichie died suddenly on Monday, March 1, 2021 in Awka, Anambra State.
“It was very sudden and we are devastated,” The Guardian quoted a family spokesperson as saying.
She is survived by six children: Ijeoma, Uchenna, Chuks, Okechukwu, Chimamanda and Kenechukwu; as well as nine grandchildren, in-laws and many relatives.
Funeral arrangements will be announced by her family later.