Cry, the Beloved Country

Cry, the Beloved Country

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Originally published in 1948, Cry, the Beloved Country is a classic book by South African writer Alan Paton. It tells the story of the harrowing racism that was rampant during the apartheid in South Africa.

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  • Anonymous
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "I can't praise this book enough. Cry, the beloved coutnry is a powerful book about the apartheid in south america. I love how it talks about systematic racism but doesn't give up hope for a brighter future."
  • Joshua Lopez
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "You know, I've heard a great deal about this book before. I'm personally big fan of your work , so seeing that its one of your top reads, made me wanna give it a try. To be honest, I just couldn't get into. I never made it through the the 4th chapter. Not my cup of tea. "
  • Louis Ruiz
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "Cry, the Beloved Country is a great novel set in South Africa. It gives us a good look at the awful events during apartheid."
  • Howard Payne
    Written on May 8, 2018
    ""Cry, the Beloved Country" was gifted to me by a friend. This is a very philosophical book! I was not prepared for the depths it would explore as it made me travel back in time to view mankind as a whole. I found the characters authentic which is important to me. I had a very little backstory on the history of South Africa. This focuses particularly on the 1940s. I found it enlightening to read."
  • Megan Allen
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "The book is price very low"
    Jorge Carmona
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "A hard look at the past"
  • Joyce Davis
    Written on May 6, 2018
    "“Cry, The Beloved Country” by Alan Paton is on par with “Grapes of Wrath” for classic stories that absolutely encapsulate the zeitgeist of a moment in history. It is a story of love, bigotry, injustice, and the dignity inherit to the human condition. I wouldn’t so much characterize the novel as a “romance”, as it is so much more; as likely to break one’s heart as to swell it with romance. "
  • Chan Liu
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Cry, the Beloved Country is a mainstay in South African literature. It tells the story of a black majority under white mans law."
  • Michelle Rose
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This Amazon page is a good place for information about this book and if it fits what I'm looking for. It also leads to a list of recommendations of similar books so if I don't care for the one book, I can check out similar ones to find what I need."
  • David Hayes
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "This is the most important story about South Africa and was recommended by Oprah. The story of a black man growing up under apartheid. An interesting and inspirational story."
  • Madison Gardner
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Cry, the Beloved Country, published in 1948, chronicles the rampant racism present during apartheid in South Africa. It's a fascinating book for those interested in colonial or post-colonial writing."
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