Cry  the Beloved Country Book
Score: 4
From 117 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 Book Description :

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.

Cry  the Beloved Country Book
Score: 4
From 91 Ratings

Cry the Beloved Country


  • Author : Alan Paton
  • Publisher : Longman
  • Release Date : 2008
  • Genre: Apartheid in literature
  • Pages : 101
  • ISBN 10 : 1405882638

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Cry the Beloved Country Book Description :

"Stephen Kumalo, a church minister, receives a letter that changes his life. He must leave his village and travel to the city of Johannesburg, where his sister is ill and his son is lost. He has never been so far from home, and he is worried about what he wil find there - but the situation is much worse than the could have imagined." - back cover.

Cry  the Beloved Country Book

Cry the Beloved Country


  • Author : Roy Sargeant
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Genre: Apartheid
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105132807277

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Cry the Beloved Country Book Description :

This classic South African novel by Alan Paton has now been successfully adapted for the stage by acclaimes playwright Roy Sargeant.Set in 1946, this is a moving story of a father's search for his son, the terrible discovery of the young man's crime and punishment, and the fate of their home village in rural KwaZulu-Natal. Remaining true to the novel, the play explores the themes of family relationships, human suffering andracial reconcilliation in a uniquely South African way.

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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Alan Paton s Cry  the Beloved Country Book

Alan Paton s Cry the Beloved Country


  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Apartheid in literature
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN 10 : 9781438133423

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Alan Paton s Cry the Beloved Country Book Description :

Camus's landmark novel traces the aftermath of a shocking crime and the man whose fate is sealed with one rash and foolhardy act. The Stranger presents readers with a new kind of protagonist, a man unable to transcend the tedium and inherent absurdity of everyday existence in a world indifferent to the struggles and strivings of its human denizens. This addition to the Bloom's Guides series features an annotated bibliography and a listing of works by the author for further reading.

Understanding Cry  the Beloved Country Book

Understanding Cry the Beloved Country


  • Author : Ngwarsungu Chiwengo
  • Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 219
  • ISBN 10 : 0313335087

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Understanding Cry the Beloved Country Book Description :

Essays and primary source documents dealing with African history and social conditions aid a critical analysis of the work.

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 Book Description :

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

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 Book Description :

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.

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 Book Description :

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.

Iqbal Book
Score: 4.5
From 17 Ratings

Iqbal


  • Author : Francesco D'Adamo
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-05-11
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 1439106789

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Iqbal Book Description :

When young Iqbal is sold into slavery at a carpet factory, his arrival changes everything for the other overworked and abused chidren there. It is Iqbal who explains to them that despite their master's promises, he plans on keeping them as his slaves indefinetely. But it is also Iqbal who inspires the other children to look to a future free from toil...and is brave enough to show them how to get there. This moving fictionalized account of the real Iqbal Masih is told through the voice of Fatima, a young Pakistani girl whose life is changed by Iqbal's courage.

The Road Book
Score: 4
From 1,006 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 Book Description :

NATIONAL BESTSELLER WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The searing, post-apocalyptic novel about a father and son's fight to survive. 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. A New York Times Notable Book One of the Best Books of the Year The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, The Denver Post, The Kansas City Star, Los Angeles Times, New York, People, Rocky Mountain News, Time, The Village Voice, The Washington Post

Songs of Africa Book

Songs of Africa


  • Author : Alan Paton
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Africa
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : UCSC:32106012402993

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Alice s Adventures in Wonderland Book
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

Alice s Adventures in Wonderland


  • Author : Lewis Carroll
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1895
  • Genre:
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN 10 : HARVARD:HN6ZYU

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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 Book Description :

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.

The City of Ember Book
Score: 3.5
From 255 Ratings

The City of Ember


  • Author : Jeanne DuPrau
  • Publisher : Random House Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2003-05-13
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375890802

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The City of Ember Book Description :

A modern-day classic. This highly acclaimed adventure series about two friends desperate to save their doomed city has captivated kids and teachers alike for almost fifteen years and has sold over 3.5 MILLION copies! The city of Ember was built as a last refuge for the human race. Two hundred years later, the great lamps that light the city are beginning to flicker. When Lina finds part of an ancient message, she’s sure it holds a secret that will save the city. She and her friend Doon must race to figure out the clues before the lights go out on Ember forever! Nominated to 28 State Award Lists! An American Library Association Notable Children’s Book A New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing Selection A Kirkus Reviews Editors’ Choice A Child Magazine Best Children’s Book A Mark Twain Award Winner A William Allen White Children’s Book Award Winner “A realistic post-apocalyptic world. DuPrau’s book leaves Doon and Lina on the verge of undiscovered country and readers wanting more.” —USA Today “An electric debut.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred “While Ember is colorless and dark, the book itself is rich with description.” —VOYA, Starred “A harrowing journey into the unknown, and cryptic messages for readers to decipher.” —Kirkus Reviews, Starred