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  - PilgrimJess - LibraryThing

"But there is only one thing that has power completely, and this is love. Because when a man loves, he seeks no power, and therefore he has power." Stephen Kumalo is a Zulu and a Anglican priest ... Read full review

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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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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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