Nigerian novelist Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has expressed deep sadness over the death of her mother Mrs. Grace Ifeoma Adichie, who died just about eight months after the death of her husband.
She was 78 years old.
Mrs. Adichie died suddenly on Monday, March 1st, 2021 in Awka, Anambra State.
Paying a glowing tribute to her mother in a post on Facebook late Wednesday night, Chimamanda wondered how her mother could be gone forever soon after her father.
The renowned author described her mother as being warm, loving, funny, kind, quick-witted, beautiful. she added that late Mrs. Adichie was an unconditional supporter and cheerleader of her children, fun and funny, source of delicious sarcasm, style icon, and so sharply observant she never missed a thing.
According to Chimamanda, her mother made history as the first female registrar of the University of Nigeria, and she was a permanent board member of the Anambra State Basic Education Board ASUBEB before her death.
Describing how her mother died, the novelist wrote: “On Friday she was at work, in her ASUBEB office in Awka.