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First published in 1948, Cry, the Beloved Country stands as the single most important novel in twentieth century South African literature. A work of searing beauty, it 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 contemporaneity, unforgettable for character and incident, Cry, the Beloved Country is a classic work of...
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Lost in the stars transforms Alan Paton's world famous novel of racial oppression, Cry the beloved country, into a tragic and beautiful film musical unlike any you've ever seen.
In a land torn by hatred and injustice, the lives of two fathers - one a man of peace, the other a man of power and privilege - seem destined for a violent collision. But instead, in the wake of a tragic killing, these extraordinary men form an unlikely union...and together find the kind of understanding that could heal a nation! Based on the acclaimed novel.