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Chimamanda’s mother dies aged 78

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Mrs. Grace Ifeoma Adichie, mother of author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has died aged 78 years.

The mother of the renowned Nigerian novelist died on Monday, March 1, 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-law and many relatives.

Funeral arrangements will be announced by her family later.

This comes just months after Chimamanda lost her father.