Five years ago, following the drowning deaths of over 300 asylum-seeking women, men and children off the coast of Lampedusa, an Italian diver, Renato Sollustri, recounted retrieving the bodies of those who had been trapped in the hold of the ship as it sank. He described swimming into the hold of the submerged boat and seeing the body of a young woman who seemed as if she was pregnant. He narrated taking her body out of the boat: “We laid her on the sea bed. We tied her with a rope to the other bodies and then...we rose with them from the depths of the sea”.1 When they surfaced and lifted the young woman onto a waiting boat they found that she had given birth while the boat sank, the body of her small son, attached by his umbilical cord, still underneath her clothes .......
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How to Cite:
Butterly, C., (2019) “Journeys”, Studies in Arts and Humanities 4(2), p.179-183. doi: https://doi.org/10.18193/sah.v4i2.148