Cry, the Beloved Country
"Cry, the Beloved Country" is a beautifully told and profoundly compassionate story of the Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his son Absalom, set in the troubled and changing South Africa of the 1940s.
The book is written with such keen empathy and understanding that to read it is to share fully in the gravity of the characters' situations. It both touches your heart deeply and inspires a renewed faith in the dignity of mankind. "Cry, the Beloved Country" is a classic tale, passionately African, timeless and universal, and beyond all, selfless.
What people are saying - Write a review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lkernagh - LibraryThing
Knowing, as I do now, that this story was published in 1948, in advance of the passage of legislation later that same year that would institutionalized the apartheid political system in South Africa ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - otterley - LibraryThing
This is a particularly significant and resonant book - the product of a white South African writing from the perspective of black South Africans at a time when apartheid was deeply entrenched. The ... Read full review