Renowned novelist Chimamamda Adichie loses father


Professor James Nwoye Adichie, father of the renowned novelist, Chimamanda Adichie is dead.

He was aged 88.

The Nation reports that the erudite academic was admitted at the Chira Memorial Hospital in Awkuzu, Oyi local government area of the State before he died on Wednesday night.

He was an Emeritus Professor of Statistics and Mathematics at the University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN).

Adichie was a member of the International Statistical Institute (ISI) since 1978 and member, Governing Council of (ISI) 1985-1987.

The member of the Education Committee (ISI) 1987 became a Professor of Statistics in 1976.

The late octogenarian celebrated his 88th birthday on March 1.

He hailed from Abba, Njikoka local government area of Anambra State.