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Title:
Readings on Cry, the beloved country
Author:
Gerstung, Estella.
Publication Information:
San Diego, CA : Greenhaven Press, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
160 pages ; 23 cm.
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780737704310

9780737704327
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Alan Paton's novel tells the story of the South African people and their struggles in the wake of colonial rule.


Author Notes

Political activist Alan Steward Paton was born on January 11, 1903 in Natal, South Africa. He attended Maritzburg College and Natal University. He taught at Ixopo High School and Maritzburg College. In 1935, he was appointed principal of Diepkloof Reformatory for African Boys in Johannesburg and became interested in race relations. Although he intended to become a full-time writer after the publication of his first book, he instead became involved in politics. He was a member of the Liberal Party of South Africa, serving as vice-president, chairman, and president before the party was forced to disband in 1968 because of its anti-apartheid views.

Paton is best known for his political activism and his first novel, Cry, the Beloved Country. He also wrote a second novel, Too Late the Phalarope, and two autobiographies, Toward the Mountains and Journey Continued.

He died on April 12, 1988 in Lintrose, Botha's Hill, Natal.

(Bowker Author Biography)