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Towards the Mountain

Towards the Mountain

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Now, Alan Paton tells the story of his early life--the important years that shaped his character, making him all the more aware of the tensions and complexities of South African life. A story of tremendous moral courage.

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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