Writer Chimamanda Adichie’s Mother Dies on Late Husband’s Birthday

Chimamanda’s mother died at 78 years old in Awka, Anambra state, on Monday, March 1, 2021. The day of her demise was the birthday of her late husband, Professor James Nwoye Adichie.

Mrs Adichie died suddenly on Monday, March 1st, 2021 in Awka, Anambra State.

“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 by her family later.

Professor James Nwoye Adichie, the father of Chimamanda, died in June 2020, shortly after he celebrated his 88th birthday on March 1, 2020.

He was the first Nigerian professor of Statistics and was a member of International Statistical Institute since 1978 and member, Governing Council of ISI 1985-1987.

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