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Cry, the Beloved Country

by Alan Paton

Paperback, 316 pages, Simon & Schuster, List Price: $16 |


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Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo seeks the son he lost in the troubled South Africa of the 1940s, only to find him arrested for the murder of a white activist. In the anguish of a son sentenced to death, Paton offers a portrait of racial ferment in the years leading up to apartheid's enshrinement in law.


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