Novelist, Chimamanda Adichie Loses Father

The father of famous Nigerian novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Prof. James Nwoye Adichie, has died.

This was disclosed via telephone by his son, Okey Adichie on Thursday. He said his father, Professor Adichie, aged 88, died after a brief illness.

The late James with his wife and daughter, Chimamanda.

“Our father, Professor J. N. Adichie, Odelora Abba, died late yesterday night, June 10, 2020, at Chira Memorial Hospital, Awkuzu,” he said.

His daughter is famous for her books.

James Nwoye Adichie, a native of Abba in Anambra State, was a retired professor of Statistics and Mathematics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN).

Brief History of the Late Adichie…

Prof James Adichie was born in 1932 and went to Nimo Primary School and later moved to Akwuzu Primary School where he finished standard six.

After primary education, he attended Our Lady’s High School, Onitsha, 1947-48, and Yaba Technical Institute (now College of Technology) Lagos, 1948-50.

He also attended University College, Ibadan, 1957-60, University of California, Berkeley, USA, 1963-66.

He was research Officer, Central Bank of Nigeria, July-September, 1960; Statistician, Federal Office of Statistics, Lagos, September- December, 1960; Lecturer in Mathematics, Nigerian College of Arts, Science and Technology, Enugu, January-September, 1961; Assistant Lecturer in Statistics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1961-66; Lecturer, 1966-72; Senior Lecturer, 1972-74; Associate Professor of Statistics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, 1974-76; appointed Professor of Statistics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka, since 1976 and he retired in 1997 from UNN.

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