Open City - Chapter 5 Summary & Analysis

Teju Cole
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Chapter 5 Summary

Julius recalls how his girlfriend, Nadege, has a slight limp as they are heading on a church trip to visit prisoners in a local detention center. When Julius arrives at the detention center, he is assigned to visit with a man that is originally from Liberia. The man tells him about the war in his country and what he had to endure to get to the U.S.

In early December, Julius is in Penn Station. He decides to have his shoes polished and the shoe polish man is from Haiti. The man tells Julius his story and how he transformed from a hairdresser to shining shoes.

After leaving, Julius walks on the street again. He sees one sign flashing "Support Our Troops." A little further on, he comes across anti-war pamphlets. Up ahead, Julius sees a crowd. When the crowd disperses, there...

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