Favorably reviewed in the New Yorker, Teju Cole’s debut novel, Open City, is a compelling read. Like Cole, the novel’s narrator is an African born post graduate student living in New York city. This small, memoir-like novel presents a ‘stream of consciousness’ recounting of the protagonist’s walks about the city and the characters he meets. Part of the novel takes place in Nigeria and Brussels. The settings and characters are lyrically delineated. Rewarding reading from a new novelist perfect for readers with an interest in multicultural fiction. His next book is a non-fiction narrative about Lagos.