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Tales From a Troubled Land

Tales From a Troubled Land

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Published On
1961
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0684825848
ISBN13
9780684825847
With a mixture of compassion and despair, this collection of ten short stories by the distinguished author of "Cry, the Beloved Country" speaks eloquently yet incisively of the injustices of the author's native land, South Africa.

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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