Cry, the Beloved Country

Cry, the Beloved Country : A Story of Comfort in Desolation

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In the city of Johannesburg a father seeks his delinquent son. His search takes him through a labyrinth of murder, prostitution, racial hatred and, ultimately, reconciliation. In CRY, THE BELOVED COUNTRY Alan Paton addresses the problem of race relations in South Africa with the scrupulousness of the historian, the sensitivity of a poet. Forty years after its creation, it remains the classic narrative of racial tension - intensely pertinent, unforgettably poignant.
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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 192 x 16mm | 181.44g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0141183128
  • 9780141183121

About Alan Paton

Alan Paton (1903-1988) was born in Natal and published CRY THE BELOVED COUNTRY in 1948. He was a founding member and President of the Liberal Party which was outlawed and disbanded in 1968. He is also the author of 'Debbie Go Home' and 'Ah, But Your Land is Beautiful'. Paton was one of the major and most consistent voices of liberal conscience in South Africa.
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