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Cry, the Beloved Country

By: Alan Paton
Published: 2003, ©1948
Pages: 316
Total Copies: 20 Print + 2 DVDs
Genre:  Fiction | Historical Fiction | Cultural, African | Books Made Into Movies | Regional, Africa


Description: 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 dignity of man.

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