My fond memories of Uncle Prof James Adichie lies in my childhood days growing up at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka Campus. I usually visited Ijeoma, his first daughter at their home, when they still lived in the Odim South area of the campus. UNN campus was such a peaceful community and everyone went to each other's home. So during these visits, Prof would sit in the parlour, and from the corner of his eyes, be enjoying or partaking in the children's play and communications. It is so commendable to see a dad pay attention to his children's upbringing and interest. You can tell from the measure of success in all the 6 children that they all have a balanced upbringing and development. Ije will reverence Prof's allegiance at St Peter's Catholic Church and strong ties as a practising christian. Prof was one of those chosen to act out washing of the feet of the apostles. This will demonstrate the deep faith and relevance of God that was instilled in all children. You can bet how I continued to clamour with the family, chasing after each of them whenever our paths crossed. Chuks has become the Adichie that I can touch more often as we both reside in the UK and interact through the University School Old Friends, UK Chapter. And Ije and Ngo too, during ocassional sojourns in the United States. Prof, you surely digged in your footprints in the sand of times and your legacies will forever live fresh in our hearts, and all those you left behind, from our beautiful pace setter Aunty Grace to all the children, families and friends will go a long way to keep the candle shining. God in his infinite mercies will accept your gentle soul and give you eternal rest, whilst comforting all those you left behind. Adieu to the one who has lived a beautiful life, of which we will all relic in. Needless to say, your numerous tributes says it all, and remember, many more are said in words and some lies unspoken in our hearts. Ndo nnu Aunty Grace, Ije, Uchay, Chuks, Okey, Ngozi and Kene. God bless.
Miss Nneoma Agbasi from Bishops Stortford, UK