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Cry, the beloved country

by Paton, Alan,

Format: Print Book 2003
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Summary
"The greatest novel to emerge out of the tragedy of South Africa, and one of the best novels of our time." -- The New Republic

"A beautiful novel...its writing is so fresh, its projection of character so immediate and full, its events so compelling, and its understanding so compassionate that to read the book is to share intimately, even to the point of catharsis, in the grave human experience." -- The New York Times

An Oprah Book Club selection, Cry, the Beloved Country , was 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.
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
Subjects Race relations -- Fiction.
Apartheid -- Fiction.
South Africa -- Fiction.
Political fiction.
Publisher New York :2003
Edition First Scribner trade paperback edition.
Language English
Notes Oprah's Book Club selection.
Description 316 pages ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780743262170
0743262174
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