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City walkers and their traumatic memories
by Ankhi Mukherjee
About this EXP
Ankhi Mukherjee, Professor of English and World Literatures at the University of Oxford, explores works that offer food for thought on psychoanalysis.
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Key point 1
Teju Cole’s Open City and Rawi Hage’s Cockroach present characters who experience their cities from completely different situations and mindsets, but with the common experience of walking.
Key point 2
At the intersection of poverty and race in global cities or war zones, psychiatrists and psychoanalysts need to unlearn some of their institutional training.
Key point 3
Psychoanalysts Aisha Abbasi and Neil Altman, through their work, have found that persevering, whether through intrusions or stigmas, can lead to meaningful connections or analysis.
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