Cry, The Beloved Country

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Random House, Jun 25, 2015 - Fiction - 256 pages
Cry the Beloved Country is the deeply moving story of the Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his son Absalom, set against the background of a land and a people riven by racial injustice. Remarkable for its contemporaneity, unforgettable for character and incident, Cry the Beloved Country is a classic work of love and hope, courage and endurance, born of the dignity of man.

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User Review  - scottjpearson - LibraryThing

This book tells the story of apartheid in South Africa. It tells an eye-opening and beautiful tale in succinct and beautiful English. I read this 300-page book in about 24 hours because I enjoyed it ... Read full review

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User Review  - smallself - LibraryThing

This is a great book, and it really is about Africa. The author had enough selflessness to let it be about the land, and not about himself personally. Personality is fine, of course, but it’s thin food if it’s all you have. Really this is a great moral book. Read full review

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About the author (2015)

Alan Paton was born on January 11, 1903 in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Paton became a science teacher in 1925, the start of a varied career, which ran parallel to his writing. He died in 1988.

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