Plot summary[ edit ] In the remote village of Ndotsheni, in the Natal province of eastern South Africathe Reverend Stephen Kumalo receives a letter from a fellow minister summoning him to Johannesburg.
A profound examination of wrenched human relationships in a racially partitioned society, it helped turn world attention toward the cruelty of apartheid and established Mr.
Paton, who died yesterday at his home near Durban, as a writer of international stature. Paton's life and writings span the evolution of modern South Africa, from the building of apartheid to the stirrings of black nationalism. He felt the system's oppression himself at times.
For 11 years he was prevented from traveling abroad. But his renown as a writer shielded him from the kind of direct censure that befell others who held his liberal views.
Paton's voice, appealing for reconciliation and change, was always heard - and will continue to be through his books. This author was, in a sense, much more than a crafter of beautiful prose.
His words plumbed the depth of South African experience because he plunged so deeply into that experience. He once remarked that racial matters were of little concern to him as a youth of Scottish background, growing up in Natal Province in a devoutly Christian family.
That changed radically in the mids, when he accepted an appointment as principal of the Diepkloof reformatory for black delinquents in Johannesburg. Paton stayed there 13 years. That's where his probing insights took shape. As a reform-minded principal, he first felt the sharp attacks of South Africa's white establishment.
Always one who believed resolutely that South Africa could change from within, the author later helped found the multiracial South African Liberal Party. The Liberals were harassed and finally outlawed by the ruling National Party, which passed legislation prohibiting the association of whites and blacks.
Ironically, the country Alan Paton labored so valiantly to change seems today further than ever from the ideals he espoused.
South Africa's most ardent, right-wing defenders of apartheid appear to be wielding increasing political power. The sun pours down on the earth, on the lovely land that man cannot enjoy. Key ingredients for anyone who firmly believes, as Paton did, that mankind can improve and wants to work toward that end.A review of alan patons book cry the beloved country October 17, by Leave a Comment And more Analysing the four functions of management online Easily a review of alan patons book cry the beloved country share Personal actions to save our planet your publications a review of the movie radio flyer and The 9 stages of divine vision get.
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Cry, The Beloved Country, Alan PatonCry, the Beloved Country is a novel by Alan Paton, published in In the remote village of Ndotsheni, in the Natal province of eastern South Africa, the Reverend Stephen Kumalo receives a letter from a fellow minister summoning him to Johannesburg.
Alan Paton, in full Alan Stewart Paton, (born January 11, , Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa—died April 12, , near Durban, Natal), South African writer, best known for his first novel, Cry, the Beloved Country (), a passionate tale of racial injustice that brought international attention to the problem of apartheid in South Africa.
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Follow us. Explore. About us; Sitemap;/5(K). Cry, The Beloved Country Alan Paton’s novel “Cry, the Beloved Country” is one of the most widely read-and revered--books of this century. As it was being written, South Africa was not yet under the Afrikaaners’ official policy of apartheid.