These are sad times for the family of internationally celebrated Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie as she recently lost her father, James Nwoye Adichie at age 88.
According to reports, Nwoye Adichie passed away on Wednesday June 10, 2020 after a brief illness, at Chira Memorial Hospital, Awkuzu, Anambra state.
He was an Emeritus Professor of Statistics and Mathematics at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN). He was married to Chimamanda’s mom, Grace Ifeoma, who was the university’s first female registrar
They have 6 children, Chimamanda being the 5th born.
In December 2019, the Purple Hibiscus author had visited her aged parents in a bid to festive celebrate the season with them.
She shared a video of her parents as they happily conversed in their native tongue.
In the video, her mum and dad could be seen donned in traditional outfits as she filmed them on camera and hailed them in her native tongue.
The video which was posted in January this year captioned that her father was 87 years and her min was ten years younger at that time.