Open City - Chapter 12 Summary & Analysis

Teju Cole
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Chapter 12 Summary

As Julius's plane is descending for landing in NYC, he is reminded of a scale city model he saw in the museum. The day after Julius returns, he thinks about how much work and resentment awaits him because of the four weeks in a row he was on vacation. He spends Sunday the museum. A man looking at the photographs of Berlin strikes up a conversation with Julius. The man tells Julius about his escape from Berlin during the war. Later, Julius runs into the sister of an old schoolmate in Nigeria. She recognizes him but he doesn't recognize her until she tells him who she is.

Chapter 12 Analysis

Once again, the man from Berlin and Julius has a connection. While Julius is of mixed race and raised in Nigeria, he has a Berlin connection because of his mother and oma. The white...

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