Mrs. Grace Ifeoma Adichie (nee Odigwe), the mother of renowned writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is dead. She died suddenly on Monday, March 1st, 2021 in Awka, Anambra State. She was 78 years old.
“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.
Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is the author of Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun, The Thing Around Your Neck, Americanah, and We Should All Be Feminists. Her work has been translated into 50 languages. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie is an award-winning author published in thirty languages around the world.