Monday, August 26, 2013

Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton

I don't think I can do this book the justice it deserves. Be warned, though, it's a tearjerker. I have both print and audio version but this is one book best read in print as I found the narration too slow.

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. (back cover)

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