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Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie loses mother

Grace Ifeoma Adichie

Mrs. Grace Ifeoma Adichie, the mother of renowned Nigerian novelist writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, has died.

She was 78 years old.

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.

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