Open City - Chapter 20 Summary & Analysis

Teju Cole
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Chapter 20 Summary

Moji invites Julius to a party she is co-hosting with her boyfriend, John Musson. Julius leaves work and walks home instead of taking the subway. He notices the buildings, donations and monument in a particular area are all dedicated to someone or something, such as an organization. He draws the conclusion that medical buildings are not neutral scientific grounds, but instead succumb to those that fund it. As Julius walks further from the university, he notices that the people in the neighborhood are changing. Professor Saito's former nurse, Mary, waves at him and they stop to have a brief conversation. Julius walks up a flight of stairs and it's as if he's walking into a different world—one with white residents and a different aura.

John greets Julius when he arrives for the party. The party ends and Julius leaves in the...

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