Melania Trump is [a bit] racist and Michelle Obama-obsessed in a Chimamanda Adichie’s fictional short story

October 25, 2017

Arts & Culture, Nigeria, USA, Women

Janelle Asked to the Bedroom – A Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s short story for The New York Times


Melania Trump is apparently lonely, obsessed with Michelle Obama and a bit racist — at least that’s the story according to acclaimed writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

In a new short story commissioned for and by The New York Times Book Review, Adichie imagined an exchange between the first lady, whom she refers to as “Mrs. T” in the text, and her black Pilates instructor, Janelle.

The micro-novel is titled Janelle Asked to the Bedroom, and paints Trump as a forlorn, reluctant first lady and wife of a president who expresses unease with her political fame.


WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 2017. 6:35 p.m. [GMT]


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