Chimamanda Adichie Mourns – Renowned Nigerian author, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie has returned to social media nearly two months after the death of her 78-year-old mum, Grace Ifeoma Adichie.
According to reports, Mrs Adichie’s death occurred 8 months after her husband, Prof. James Adichie, passed on after a brief illness in June of 2020.
Reports also had it that she died on her late husband’s posthumous 89th birthday.
Since her mother’s death, Chimamanda has been off social media.
She has now returned on April 28 to give a tribute to her mother.
Taking to her Instagram page, the author shared photos of her and her mother, including one she took with her mother on her wedding day.
She captioned it;
“How does a heart break twice?”.
Chimamanda Adichie went on to narrate how her mum died.
According to her, Mrs Adichie, who was the first-ever female registrar of the University of Nigeria and also a permanent board member at Anambra State Basic Education Board (ASUBEB), had gone to work at ASUBEB in Awka on Friday, Feb 26, but her assistant said she looked a bit tired.
From work, she went to church for the Stations of the Cross since it was Lent and on Saturday, Feb 27.
She spent time in a shop outside their house, watching the cars and people pass by.
However, on Sunday, Feb 28, she went for Mass, but by Sunday evening, she felt unwell and was taken to a private hospital.
Chimamanda said she spoke with her mother that night and told her they all love her.
The next morning, being Monday, on her late husband’s posthumous birthday, the doctor sent an update that she was feeling better.
Moments later, he suddenly decided to transfer her to the Teaching Hospital since they have better facilities.
Sadly, two hours after she arrived at the Teaching Hospital, she died.
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