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Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country

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Cry, the Beloved Country is a beautifully told and
profoundly compassionate story of the Zulu pastor
Stephen Kumalo and his son Absalom, set in the
troubled and changing South Africa of the 1940s.

The book is written with such keen empathy and
understanding that to read it is to share fully in the
gravity of the characters' situations. It both touches
your heart de

Paperback, 113 pages
Published April 1st 1985 by Barron's Educational Series (first published February 1985)
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Sep 23, 2008 Kristin rated it it was amazing
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Wow, I forgot how powerful this book is. Without, giving anything away, this is a wonderful tale of a great man's journey to connect with his family. Going to the big city, leads him through a path of murder, sorrow, and oppression. True pride within one's self as good people live and work for their love of their country. Even in the face of sorrow, we can reach above ourselves to do amazing things, both good and bad. This both has both!!! I love the tone of this book, how it changes as the char ...more
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