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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...
The story of a young white South African police lieutenant, idolized in his Afrikaner community, who violates one of the strictest laws of that country governing the relationship between white and black. It is a portrayal of the desperate struggle within himself of a conscience-stricken man, a story told with almost unbearable suspense and bringing to life, in its unfolding, a whole family of unforgettable characters: Pieter the young police lieutenant...
271 pages ; 22 cm
Set in contemporary South Africa, this novel examines the day-to-day experiences of men and women whose lives reflect the human cost of living under the constraints of apartheid.