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For a new asylum clinic. Between world of the invisible and visibility of the unconscious
Journal Title: INTERAZIONI 
Author/s: Antonio d’Angiò 
Year:  2020 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  14 Pg. 110-123 FullText PDF:  214 KB
DOI:  10.3280/INT2020-001008
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The architecture of this contribution, which is essentially clinical, is based on four pillars. The first concerns the framework of the story of a young Gambian, named Lamin, in the cul-tural and ethnic-religious scenario of an Islam that presents it self as a syncretic product of high complexity and increasingly contiguous to the animist world of invisible forces. The sec-ond concerns the report of Lamin who, just over eleven years old - when no one sees him - manages to escape from his village in which he has no longer the right to stay because he has been accused by his uncle marabou of being the cause of the curse that fell on his family. Un-der the weight of an unsustainable secret and showy feelings of fear and shame, he crosses, Mali, Niger and arrives in Libya where he is sexually abused and tortured. The third concerns Lamin’s landing on a boat in Sicily at the age of 15 and a half. He will tell the psychologists who have been taking care of him for several years: "In Italian hospitals they don’t know to cure my disease because they don’t see it". The fourth is the metapsychological one that at-tempts to link the world of the invisible to the visibility of the unconscious.
Keywords: Islam, mandinka cosmogony, dislocation, visibility, unconscious.

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Antonio d’Angiò, For a new asylum clinic. Between world of the invisible and visibility of the unconscious in "INTERAZIONI" 1/2020, pp. 110-123, DOI:10.3280/INT2020-001008


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