A Tunisian craftsman introduces a burial ground for travelers who passed on adrift from Libya and Tunisia

Benjamin Richards
3 min readMay 31, 2021

From the cold and lethal waters of the Mediterranean to a desert spring of harmony. Endless rest ensured with deference and respect for the individuals who attempted to escape from wars, yearning, and viciousness and rather than recovery discovered passing in the rushes of the ocean. Le Jardin de Afrique will be introduced on 8 June in Zarzis, a port town in southern Tunisia. It is a ‘Burial ground of the Strangers’ committed to travelers who suffocated during the intersections of the Sicilian Channel on board the boats that withdrew from the shores of Libya and Tunisia.

“It will be a Heaven on earth”, clarifies its maker, maker, and agent, Rachid Koraïchi. A decent piece of the bodies recuperated stay anonymous and hints of them are lost, until now tossed into basic ossuary. “Mine is a blessing to the memory of these individuals, total saints,” says Koraïchi, clarifying that he financed the task with the returns from the deals of his masterpieces.

A decent piece of the bodies recuperated stay anonymous and hints of them are lost, tossed into basic ossuary. Previously, additionally in Zarzis, a volunteer from the Tunisian Red Crescent had made a little graveyard for dead transients without personality, a piece of parched land around twelve kilometers from the ocean side town, tragically acclimated with the misfortunes of the ocean. An edge of the domain where, throughout the long term, many bodies have been covered absent substantially more being done because of absence of help and assets from the Tunisian specialists.

Until 2018, when something has changed. Koraichi’s girl lives in London and works for a worldwide association. One day she made her dad mindful of that graveyard in Zarzis and by then, Koraïchi needed to explore the matter. “I was stunned, I was unable to acknowledge that the groups of individuals who kicked the bucket adrift could be covered around there. I needed to successfully help the volunteers and improve the burial ground. Subsequently making Le Jardin de Afrique. The world wellbeing crisis has eased back everything down, the time has been lost, however in a couple of days, at last, we will introduce the office.” Koraïchi clarified, addressing columnists.

Rachid Koraïchi, 74, is a globally eminent craftsman who escaped to Paris at 21 years old in the emotional French post-provincial period and the acceleration of psychological oppression. After some time, subsequent to going to the institutes of Fine Arts in Algiers first, and afterward in Paris, his level has developed: artist, ceramist, author, and scholarly, a main individual from French and worldwide contemporary workmanship. After the creation, Koraïchi felt inside himself the need to put his works at the removal of an admirable motivation, making something unprecedented, a magical breath of compromise and the manifestation of spirits. The possibility of the Garden of Africa, a sacrosanct spot devoted to the least.

Through the offer of his masterpieces, keeping confidence with the idea of self-financing, Rachid Koraïchi has accomplished his objective by dealing with the plan and development of the Zarzis graveyard for the anonymous castaways. What’s more, today he says: “I would not like to make a typical blessed field where to cover the bodies, yet to make something that distinctions the memory of the people in question, yet over everything that can permit the groups of the dead individuals to discover their follows”.