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Open City by Teju Cole is a novel about Julius, a Nigerian-American doctor living in New York City where he is a resident specializing in psychiatry. The novel follows Julius as he wanders through...

Latest answer posted August 20, 2017 3:04 am UTC

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Identity, dislocation, and history are portrayed vividly throughout Teju Cole's Open City. The main character, Julius (a young, Nigerian graduate student in psychiatry), routinely walks around the...

Latest answer posted October 31, 2018 11:12 pm UTC

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In chapter 13, Julius is unable to pay his accountant, Parrish, because he forgets his check and his ATM number. Julius’s actions and thoughts in this chapter represent how he is aging, as well as...

Latest answer posted June 16, 2020 5:48 pm UTC

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There are a few shifts between the two parts of this novel. When part two begins, there is of course a shift in setting. Julius is on a plane that is about to land in New York after using all of...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2020 5:34 pm UTC

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The opening paragraphs of Teju Cole’s novel serve to establish the protagonist and first-person narrator as a person who is physically finding his way around Manhattan, New York City. (We later...

Latest answer posted January 29, 2020 6:18 am UTC

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The first ten chapters of Open City take place in the Manhattan borough of New York City, to which Julius has recently relocated. Although this young man, who is of German-Nigerian parentage, has...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2020 10:12 pm UTC

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In the first part of Open City, Julius, the protagonist, is shown getting used to his new environment. He has moved to the United States to pursue his training and career in psychiatry, and he sets...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2020 7:16 pm UTC

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In Teju Cole's book Open City, the main character, Julius, goes through many changes. In the first fifty pages, the changes are subtle but significant. As he wanders through the streets of New York...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2021 2:31 pm UTC

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Historical novels are not simply novels set in the past; they are novels that seek to recreate through their setting a particular period in history. Most novels, like Teju Cole's Open City, are set...

Latest answer posted June 17, 2021 12:52 pm UTC

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