Benaouda Lebdai – "The Year of the Lion" had anticipated the current pandemic

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CHRONIC. Specialist in African colonial and postcolonial literature, & nbsp; Benaouda Lebdai awakens to our memory the novel & nbsp; by Deon Meyer.


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CHRONIC. A specialist in African colonial and postcolonial literature, Benaouda Lebdai awakens the novel by Deon Meyer to our memory.

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From this viral data, he imagined a breathtaking science fiction that takes place in South Africa with two main characters, a father and his son and a coronavirus which decimates 90% of the world population. In this regard and compared to the current pandemic, Deon Meyer has just declared in a recent interview: "I remembered my novel and I was scared"! Indeed, he lives today what he imagined three years ago. Even if his catastrophic scenario is extreme, it is extraordinary that Deon Meyer imagined the 2020 coronavirus pandemic, as we are experiencing it today, with scenes that we observe around us, reported by the media, from China, from Italy, Spain, (…)

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