Cátedra UNESCO de Bioética



"The Other Shore"

London Review of Books

A fifteen-month-old Kurdish baby floated from France to Norway over the course of two months. Artin Irannezhad died along with his mother, father, sister and brother when their boat sank off Dunkirk last October. Their bodies were recovered near the scene of the disaster. His, so much smaller, was carried by the currents for hundreds of miles. The remains were discovered on a beach in Karmøy on New Year’s Day, and his identity was verified last month. Norwegian police released pictures of a blue, fleece-lined snowsuit. Best not to imagine his father or mother zipping it up, hoping it would keep the cold out until they reached the other shore.