Chimamanda Adichie’s mother dies aged 78

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The mother of the renowned Nigerian novelist died on Monday, March 1, in Awka, Anambra State.

She was 78 years old.

“It was very sudden and we are devastated,” a family spokesperson said according to Guardian.

She is survived by her six children: Ijeoma, Uchenna, Chuks, Okechukwu, Chimamanda and Kenechukwu; as well as nine grandchildren, in-law and many relatives.

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Funeral arrangements will be announced by her family later.

This comes just months after Chimamanda lost her father.

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