Open City by Teju Cole

Under the neem Tree

My  very first impressions on Open City:

Very strange story. If I can call it a story, I am not really sure. It’s more a reflection on identity (Julius, the protagonist is half Nigerian, half German), an unusual amount of historical facts that sometimes relate, but most of the time don’t seem to fit in . The most surprising thing is that the ensemble makes sense somehow, which is strange in itself. I connect with the story when Julius was in Brussels, the rest of the time I was sort of floating between  pages, not asking too many questions while expecting to somehow get my answers before the end of the novel.

Now, Instead of telling you in great details what I think of Open City. I have decided to discuss other people’s reviews . Usually, I read reviews after I finished the book, Not Before. That being said, I have chosen to…

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