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Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country and Too Late the Phalarope Tales from a Troubled Land

Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country and Too Late the Phalarope Tales from a Troubled Land

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1965
ISBN
0671007203
ISBN13
9780671007201
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Author: life and background - South African background - Critical analysis of works.

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Alan Stewart Paton was born and educated in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. He started his career by teaching at a school in Ixopo where he met and married his first wife. The dramatic career change to director of a reformatory for black youths at Diepkloof, near Johannesburg, had a profound effect on his thinking. The publication of Cry, The Beloved Country (1948) made him one of South Africa's best known writers. It is a searing account of the inhumanity of apartheid told in a lyrical voice ...more