Cry  the Beloved Country Book
Score: 4
From 94 Ratings

Cry the Beloved Country


  • Author : Alan Paton
  • Publisher : Longman Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 1953
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 115
  • ISBN 10 : 0582530091

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Diepkloof Book

Diepkloof


  • Author : Alan Paton
  • Publisher : New Africa Books
  • Release Date : 1986
  • Genre: Engelse letterkunde
  • Pages : 105
  • ISBN 10 : 0864860439

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Ah  But Your Land Is Beautiful Book

Ah But Your Land Is Beautiful


  • Author : Alan Paton
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1996-01-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780684825830

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Ah But Your Land Is Beautiful Excerpt :

Dramatizes the public and private lives of contemporary South Africa, tracing the multifarious reactions of the human spirit to life in a racially divided society and perceptively sketching heroes, victims, and the self-absorbed ordinary citizen

Cry  the Beloved Country Book
Score: 4
From 120 Ratings

Cry the Beloved Country


  • Author : Alan Paton
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2003-11-25
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780743262446

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Cry the Beloved Country Excerpt :

An Oprah Book Club selection, Cry, the Beloved Country, the most famous and important novel in South Africa’s history, was an immediate worldwide bestseller in 1948. Alan Paton’s impassioned novel about a black man’s country under white man’s law is a work of searing beauty. Cry, the beloved country, for the unborn child that is the inheritor of our fear. Let him not love the earth too deeply. Let him not laugh too gladly when the water runs through his fingers, nor stand too silent when the setting sun makes red the veld with fire. Let him not be too moved when the birds of his land are singing, nor give too much of his heart to a mountain or valley. For fear will rob him of all if he gives too much. The eminent literary critic Lewis Gannett wrote, “We have had many novels from statesmen and reformers, almost all bad; many novels from poets, almost all thin. In Alan Paton’s Cry, the Beloved Country the statesman, the poet and the novelist meet in a unique harmony.” Cry, the Beloved Country is the deeply moving story of the Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his son, Absalom, set against the background of a land and a people riven by racial injustice. Remarkable for its lyricism, unforgettable for character and incident, Cry, the Beloved Country is a classic work of love and hope, courage and endurance, born of the dignity of man.

Too Late The Phalarope Book
Score: 3.5
From 4 Ratings

Too Late The Phalarope


  • Author : Alan Paton
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-11-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451676877

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Too Late The Phalarope Excerpt :

From the author of Cry, The Beloved Country comes a powerful novel of terror and remorse “written in exquisitely balanced prose” (Chicago Sun-Times) about a white policeman who has an affair with a native girl in South Africa. After violating his country’s ironclad law governing relationships between the races, a young white South African police lieutenant must struggle alone against the censure of an inflexible society, his family, and himself.

July s People Book
Score: 3.5
From 15 Ratings

July s People


  • Author : Nadine Gordimer
  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release Date : 2012-03-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781408832967

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July s People Excerpt :

For years, it has been what is called a 'deteriorating situation'. Now all over South Africa the cities are battlegrounds. The members of the Smales family - liberal whites - are rescued from the terror by their servant, July, who leads them to refuge in his native village. What happens to the Smaleses and to July - the shifts in character and relationships - gives us an unforgettable look into the terrifying, tacit understandings and misunderstandings between blacks and whites.

Beloved Book
Score: 3.5
From 77 Ratings

Beloved


  • Author : Toni Morrison
  • Publisher : Everyman's Library
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 316
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307264886

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Beloved Excerpt :

Sethe, an escaped slave living in post-Civil War Ohio with her daughter and mother-in-law, is haunted persistently by the ghost of the dead baby girl whom she sacrificed, in a new edition of the Nobel Laureate's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. 25,000 first printing.

The Little Prince Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Little Prince


  • Author : Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • Publisher : GENERAL PRESS
  • Release Date : 2018-05-19
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 136
  • ISBN 10 : 9789387669666

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The Little Prince Excerpt :

First published in 1943, The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry has been translated into more than 250 languages, becoming a global phenomenon. The Sahara desert is the scenery of Little Prince’s story. The narrator’s plane has crashed there and he has scarcely some food and water to survive. Trying to comprehend what caused the crash, the Little Prince appears. The serious blonde little boy asks to draw him a sheep. The narrator consents to the strange fellow’s request. They soon become friends and the Little Prince informs the pilot that he is from a small planet, the asteroid 325, talks to him about the baobabs, his planet volcanoes and the mysterious rose that grew on his planet. He also talks to him about their friendship and the lie that evoked his journey to other planets. Often puzzled by the grown-ups’ behavior, the little traveler becomes a total and eternal symbol of innocence and love, of responsibility and devotion. Through him we get to see how insightful children are and how grown-ups aren’t. Children use their heart to feel what’s really important, not the eyes. Heart-breaking, funny and thought-provoking, it is an enchanting and endlessly wise fable about the human condition and the power of imagination. A book about both childhood and adulthood, it can be read as a parable, a war story, a classic children's fairy-tale, and many more things besides: The Little Prince is a book for everyone; after all, all grown-ups were children once.

The Road Book
Score: 4
From 1,022 Ratings

The Road


  • Author : Cormac McCarthy
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2007-03-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307267450

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The Road Excerpt :

NATIONAL BESTSELLER • WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE • A searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive, this "tale of survival and the miracle of goodness only adds to McCarthy's stature as a living master. It's gripping, frightening and, ultimately, beautiful" (San Francisco Chronicle). A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. The sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don't know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearing, a cart of scavenged food—and each other. The Road is the profoundly moving story of a journey. It boldly imagines a future in which no hope remains, but in which the father and his son, "each the other's world entire," are sustained by love. Awesome in the totality of its vision, it is an unflinching meditation on the worst and the best that we are capable of: ultimate destructiveness, desperate tenacity, and the tenderness that keeps two people alive in the face of total devastation.

The Iliad Book
Score: 3.5
From 2,113 Ratings

The Iliad


  • Author : Homer
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 1991-07-01
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 704
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101153635

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The Iliad Excerpt :

This translation of The Iliad equals Fitzgerald's earlier Odyssey in power and imagination. It recreates the original action as conceived by Homer, using fresh and flexible blank verse that is both lyrical and dramatic.

South Africa s Brave New World Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

South Africa s Brave New World


  • Author : R. W. Johnson
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2009-04-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 736
  • ISBN 10 : 9780141957913

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South Africa s Brave New World Excerpt :

The universal jubilation that greeted Nelson Mandela's inauguration as president of South Africa in 1994 and the process by which the nightmare of apartheid had been banished is one of the most thrilling, hopeful stories in the modern era: peaceful, rational change was possible and, as with the fall of the Berlin Wall, the weight of an oppressive history was suddenly lifted. R.W. Johnson's major new book tells the story of South Africa from that magic period to the bitter disappointment of the present. As it turned out, it was not so easy for South Africa to shake off its past. The profound damage of apartheid meant there was not an adequate educated black middle class to run the new state and apartheid had done great psychological harm too, issues that no amount of goodwill could wish away. Equally damaging were the new leaders, many of whom had lived in exile or in prison for much of their adult lives and who tried to impose decrepit, Eastern Bloc political ideas on a world that had long moved on. This disastrous combination has had a terrible impact - it poisoned everything from big business to education to energy utilities to AIDS policy to relations with Zimbabwe. At the heart of the book lies the ruinous figure of Thabo Mbeki, whose over-reaching ambitions led to catastrophic failure on almost every front. But, as Johnson makes clear, Mbeki may have contributed more than anyone else to bringing South Africa close to "failed state" status, but he had plenty of help.

Life of Pi Book
Score: 3.5
From 2,811 Ratings

Life of Pi


  • Author : Yann Martel
  • Publisher : Vintage Canada
  • Release Date : 2009-03-19
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 480
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307371126

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Life of Pi Excerpt :

Life of Pi is a masterful and utterly original novel that is at once the story of a young castaway who faces immeasurable hardships on the high seas, and a meditation on religion, faith, art and life that is as witty as it is profound. Using the threads of all of our best stories, Yann Martel has woven a glorious spiritual adventure that makes us question what it means to be alive, and to believe.

Heir of Fire Book
Score: 4
From 2,714 Ratings

Heir of Fire


  • Author : Sarah J. Maas
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-10-01
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781526634375

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Heir of Fire Excerpt :

The third instalment to the global #1 bestselling series. As the King of Adarlan's Assassin, Celaena Sardothien is bound to serve the tyrant who slaughtered her dear friend. But she has vowed to make him pay. The answers Celaena needs to destroy the king lie across the sea Wendlyn. And Chaol, Captain of the King's Guard, has put his future in jeopardy to send her there. Yet as Celaena seeks her destiny in Wendlyn, a new threat is preparing to take to the skies. Will Celaena find the strength not only to win her own battles, but to fight a war that could pit her loyalties to her own people against those she has grown to love? This third novel in the THRONE OF GLASS sequence, from global #1 bestselling author Sarah J. Maas, is packed with more heart-stopping action, devastating drama and swoonsome romance, and introduces some fierce new heroines to love and hate.

Mein Kampf Book
Score: 3.5
From 31 Ratings

Mein Kampf


  • Author : Adolf Hitler
  • Publisher : Diamond Pocket Books Pvt Ltd
  • Release Date : 2021-03-19
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN 10 : 9789390504879

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Mein Kampf Excerpt :

‘MEIN KAMPF’ is the autobiography of Adolf Hitler gives detailed insight into the mission and vision of Adolf Hitler that shook the world. This book is the merger of two volumes. The first volume of MEIN KAMPF’ was written while the author was imprisioned in a Bavarian fortress. The book deals with events which brought the author into this blight. It was the hour of Germany’s deepest humiliation, when Napolean has dismembered the old German Empire and French soldiers occupied almost the whole of Germony. The books narrates how Hitler was arrested with several of his comrades and imprisoned in the fortress of Landsberg on the river Lech. During this period only the author wrote the first volume of MEIN KAMPF. The Second volume of MEIN KAMPF was written after release of Hitler from prison and it was published after the French had left the Ruhr, the tramp of the invading armies still echoed in German ears and the terrible ravages had plunged the country into a state of social and economic Chaos. The beauty of the book is, MEIN KAMPF is an historical document which bears the emprint of its own time. Moreover, Hitler has declared that his acts and ‘public statements’ constitute a partial revision of his book and are to be taken as such. Also, the author has translated Hitler’s ideal, the Volkischer Staat, as the People’s State. The author has tried his best making German Vocabulary easy to understand. You will never be satisfied until go through the whole book. A must read book, which is one of the most widely circulated and read books worldwide.

Sophie s World Book
Score: 3.5
From 1,820 Ratings

Sophie s World


  • Author : Jostein Gaarder
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2007-03-20
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 544
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466804272

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Sophie s World Excerpt :

One day Sophie comes home from school to find two questions in her mail: "Who are you?" and "Where does the world come from?" Before she knows it she is enrolled in a correspondence course with a mysterious philosopher. Thus begins Jostein Gaarder's unique novel, which is not only a mystery, but also a complete and entertaining history of philosophy.