Alan Paton

Alan Paton was a South African author and anti-apartheid activist, best known for his novel 'Cry, the Beloved Country'.

Books

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  1. 1. Cry, the Beloved Country

    "Cry, the Beloved Country" is a novel about a black Anglican priest from South Africa's rural Natal region who embarks on a journey to Johannesburg in search of his sister and son. The priest grapples with the racial injustice and social inequality of apartheid-era South Africa, while his son becomes involved in political activism and is wrongfully accused of a crime. The novel explores themes of love, fear, and social justice, while highlighting the destructive effects of apartheid on the human spirit and the South African landscape.

    The 326th Greatest Book of All Time