Open City - Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

Teju Cole
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Chapter 3 Summary

Jules and a professor, Dr. Martindale, have conducted a study and written a paper for possible publication on the correlation between strokes and depression in the elderly. Jules set off after sending the paper in for consideration to walk in the rain. On his walk, Julius thinks about how he has been estranged from his mother since he was 17. He also thinks about the time when he was 11, when he grandmother, who he calls oma, visits his family in Nigeria from her home in Belgium. His mother and grandmother are also estranged. The only person that might be able to tell Julius if his grandmother is alive is his mother.

When he leaves the museum, he fights over a cab with a lady. Then, he tries to find solidarity with the cab driver, who is also African. The cab driver ends up taking...

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