Open City - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

Teju Cole
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Chapter 11 Summary

Julius arrives at the place to eat dinner with Dr. Maillote a half hour early. To kill time, he crosses the street and enters a cathedral. He finds himself alone with the organ music playing. He comes across a cleaning lady. He thinks about how two weeks ago he would have assumed she was from the Congo, but now thinks she might be from Rwanda because of a club full of people from Rwanda that he spent some time in during his stay in Brussels. A white man enters the church, but ignores Julius.

Julius enjoys a late lunch with Dr. Maillote. When Julius discusses the unhappiness of Farouq in the unwelcoming feeling he had in Brussels because he is an Arab, Dr. Maillote dismisses Farouq as a complainer. On his walk home in the rain, Julius helps a mother to save her...

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