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Book Review: Cry, The Beloved Country

Novel of late 1940s South Africa, with apartheid in the near background of a doubled fathers-and-sons tragedy, and recovery.

Posted: Jun 29, 2011 05:10 pm

I finished reading Alan Paton’s Cry, The Beloved Country – highly recommended. Set in late 1940s South Africa, with apartheid; a deep and striking story. A tragedy entwines a pair of fathers and their sons, with a remarkable working out of things afterwards. The writing is beautiful. The author does not avoid describing painful human moments, as well as wonderful ones. Poignant. Go well, reader.

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