Open City

By Teju Cole
(Faber & Faber, Paperback, 9780571279425)

Publication Date: August 2011

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A haunting novel about national identity, race, liberty, loss, dislocation, and surrender, Cole's "Open City" seethes with intelligence. Written in a clear, rhythmic voice that lingers, this is a mature, profound work by an important new author who has much to say about the country and the world.

Sunday, Feb 13, 2011

Teju Cole's debut novel, Open City, follows Julius, a half-Nigerian and half-German doctor, as he wanders the streets of New York. Julius struggles to understand his identity as an immigrant, an experience the author himself is familiar with. More at

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