City walkers and their traumatic memories - EXPeditions

City walkers and their traumatic memories

by Ankhi Mukherjee
  • 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.