I have to admit it.
I was careless and ignorant.
When I cleared out a few shelves, trying to dispose of books with a non-African touch. I did not recognize the writer and the book as having an African touch. So I took the book and put it in a box and gave the box (with many more books) away.
Now I realise that Albert Camus and his book ‘La Pest’ (in an English translation) do have an African touch, an enormous touch. An Algerian touch and topic. When I come across this book in a secondhand bookshop or a charity-shop I will surely take it of the shelf and pay at the counter.
The Guardian has an article on Camus and his pest.