Thursday, September 23

“How Does A Heart Break Twice?” – Chimamanda Adichie Mourns Her Mum’s Death

Renowned author, Chimamanda Adichie took to her Instagram handle to to pay a touching tribute to her 78-year-old mum, Grace Ifeoma Adichie who died on March 1, 2021.

Mrs Grace Adichie died on the day that would have been her late husband’s 89th birthday. She died 8 months after her husband, Prof. James Adichie, who passed on after a brief illness in June 2020.

In the post she wrote, she narrated the events that surrounded her death as she disclosed to be heartbroken twice.

Adichie revealed that her mother was unwell but after visiting the hospital, she became better. Afterward, the doctor sent an update that she’s fine, only for her to be transferred to the teaching hospital.

“Two hours after she arrived at the teaching hospital, she died. It was March 1st. My father’s birthday. We were planning for my father’s iyipu-akwa, to mark the end of a formal mourning period, and now I cannot believe we are planning another funeral. Again.” 

She further revealed that the mother died during the formal mourning period of her father.

“We were planning for my father’s Iyipu-akwa, to mark the end of the formal mourning period, and now I cannot believe we are planning a funeral again.”

Swipe to read her full note;

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