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Cry, the beloved country

by Paton, Alan.

Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 2008 2008
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Summary
This is a new reading of Alan Paton's impassioned novel about a black man's country under white man's law. Set in the troubled and changing South Africa of the 1940s, Cry, the beloved country is the deeply moving story of Stephen Kumalo, a Zulu pastor, and his son, Absalom. Written with keen compassion and understanding, the novel powerfully evokes the experience of a land and a people torn by racial injustice. Paton said of his book: "It is a song of love for one's far distant country." Thus, it is a tale that is passionately African while also being timeless and universal. Remarkable for its lyricism, unforgettable for character and incident, Cry, the beloved country is a work of love and hope, of courage and tragedy, 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
Literature
Fiction
South Africa Fiction.
Audiobooks.
Publisher Ashland :Blackstone Publishing2008
2008
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors York, Michael, 1942-
OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by Michael York.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
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ISBN 9781433243189
1433243180
9781481583077
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