Read Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s Short Story “Janelle Asked To The Bedroom” Based On Melania Trump


In honour of her feature as one of the seven covers of The New York Style Magazine, acclaimed novelist, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie wrote a micronovel, titled, “Janelle asked to the Bedroom.”

The fiction is believed to based on the first lady of the United States of America, Melania Trump and her state of mind. The novel shares discussions between the first lady and her personal trainer, Janelle.

“Mrs. T had changed after her husband won the election. A great lonely sadness had settled on her, stiffening her shoulders and spine. Her Pilates suffered. Simple moves she had fluidly done before failed her: Her back would not flatten doing the hundreds, her legs would not point to the sky. Week after week, Janelle saw the heaviness of her spirit, the purplish bags under her eyes, the way her English worsened and slurred from fatigue,” the novel reads.



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