In 2017, I was able to get to know Lyubov Sirota and her book "The Pripyat Syndrome" via the internet. At the time, I was studying the human consequences of the Chornobyl nuclear disaster that took place on 26 April 1986. I read the book in one go and have since read it a second and third time. Each time, I am very much impressed emotionally by the honest testimony of a young woman evacuated from the exclusion zone who is therefore a direct victim. Her crusade after the disaster was a long suffering, a calvary, until today. As a writer and poet, she also has the unmistakable talent of telling her experiences in a captivating and compelling way. Her story does not let you go and invites you to think seriously about the sense and madness of our technology, and about the future of humanity and our globe. In the same year, I travelled to Kyiv to meet Lyubov Sirota in person. I saw a warm, hospitable woman whose health, alas, is still precarious. I can heartily recommend the book "The Pripyat Syndrome" to everyone. It is a real must read and page turner!
The book is now available on Amazon and costs 10 US dollars:
Alain Roger Kofi Vanclooster
dichter & performer