Open City - Chapter 7 Summary & Analysis

Teju Cole
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Chapter 7 Summary

Julius is on the flight to Brussels where he booked his vacation. On the plane, he sits next to an elderly woman who is originally from Brussels. She is a retired surgeon that now spends three months at a time in her home country. she shares stories with Julius about her childhood, her profession, her friends and her own children. She invites Julius to call upon her for dinner with her and her friends while he is in the country.

Chapter 7 Analysis

The doctor's opinion of various cultures stems from her experience working with them in the medical field. Ironically, she talks down about Nigerians, even though she knows Julius is Nigerian. Additionally, she talks ill of Germans, of which Julius is half German because his mother is originally from Germany. Julius shrugs off the old woman's comments as part of her right...

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