When I first started commuting into Manhattan, I became obsessed with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Americanah fervor was sweeping the nation, and I was happily along for the ride. (Both literally on the MetroNorth train and the figurative Americanah literary train.) I loved Adichie’s perspective, her writing style and her voice. So much so that I embarked upon a quest similar to my current Jane Austen-reading frenzy: I read all of Adichie’s published works. To be fair, this wasn’t much of a quest on my part…I was doing the reading, she had done all the writing. But if we’re going to set that aside, I spent a fair chunk of June 2014 eating up Purple Hibiscus, Half of a Yellow Sun and The Thing Around Your Neck.
This morning, while scrolling through the New York Times Book Review, I stumbled upon Adichie’s newest work. Contacted by the Times to write a piece on the election, Adichie masterfully published a short story entitled “The Arrangements”. It is a work of fiction, that provides faux-insight into the lives of the Trumps and the Trump Campaign. As someone who is vehemently anti-Trump’s ideals, slash, as a human being, I enjoyed this satire immensely. I highly recommend it to anyone that has enjoyed Adichie’s well-crafted, insightful commentary in the past.
Here is a link to the short story: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/03/books/review/melania-trump-in-chimamanda-ngozi-adichie-short-story.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=mini-moth®ion=top-stories-below&WT.nav=top-stories-below&_r=0