Cry, the beloved country

by Paton, Alan.

Format: Print Book 1948
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Crafton Public Library Adult - Fiction F PATON 1948
Location  Crafton Public Library
 
Collection  Adult - Fiction
 
Call Number  F PATON 1948
 
 
Summary
Paton's deeply moving story of Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his son Absalom, set against the backdrop of a land and people riven by racial inequality and injustice, remains the most famous and important novel in South Africa's history. Published to coincide with the Miramax film release in December, starring James Earl Jones and Richard Harris. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In search of missing family members, Zulu priest Stephen Kumalo leaves his South African village to traverse the deep and perplexing city of Johannesburg in the 1940s. With his sister turned prostitute, his brother turned labor protestor and his son, Absalom, arrested for the murder of a white man, Kumalo must grapple with how to bring his family back from the brink of destruction as the racial tension throughout Johannesburg hampers his attempts to protect his family. With a deep yet gentle voice rounded out by his English accent, Michael York captures the tone and energy of this novel. His rhythmic narration proves hypnotizing. From the fierce love of Kumalo to the persuasive rhetoric of Kumalo's brother and the solemn regret of Absalom, York injects soul into characters tempered by their socioeconomic status as black South Africans. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Scribner Library ; SL 7
Publisher New York :C. Scribner's Sons,1948
Language English
Notes "Contemporary Classics".
Description 283 pages ; 21 cm.
ISBN 0684718634
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