Open City - Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

Teju Cole
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Chapter 8 Summary

The woman Julius is renting a flat from in Brussels picks him up at the airport. While they are signing the lease, she tells him about the different ethnic groups in Brussels. Julius describes various hate crimes that are rampant in Brussels because of the integration of blacks, Muslims and other races and cultures into the area.

Julius searches the Brussels phone books and even visits an Internet café looking for a listing for his oma. On the second day in the Internet café, Julius introduces himself to the shopkeeper, who is Moroccan. On another visit to make a phone call, an older gentleman is working with the normal shopkeeper so Julius and he are not able to have a standard conversation.

Chapter 8 Analysis

Julius manages to find people that are similar to him, even in Brussels. He even makes it a point...

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