|Cry, the Beloved Country (1948) [Novel]|
by Alan Paton
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(From the publisher):
An immediate worldwide bestseller when it was published in 1948, Alan Paton's impassioned novel about a black man's country under white man's law is a work of searing beauty. 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 lyricism, unforgettable for character and incident, Cry, the Beloved Country is a classic work of love and hope, courage and endurance, born of the diginity of man.
Original title: Cry, the Beloved Country
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ Africa
- The 1995 Scribner Paperback Fiction edition erroneously states the author's year of death as 1992, probably as it is the year Apartheid ended, rather than 1988
- Dedication: "To Aubrey & Marigold Burns of Fairfax, California"