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Alan Paton
Birth date: January 11, 1903
Died: April 12, 1988
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Linda78
Linda78 rated it 3 years ago
This book is depressing, and hopeful, and depressingly hopeful. When Paton wrote this, apartheid was still a few years away from becoming reality, but you can see the roots of it here as Kumalo leaves his village and goes into the city of Johannesburg to look for his sister and son. He finds himself...
Smell The Books
Smell The Books rated it 5 years ago
It took me three serious tries to get into this book. I finally finished it for the first time this morning. Each time I started reading it, I just could not get into the subject matter. It's a beautifully written book, and once I made the commitment, I enjoyed the writing style of the author an...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 5 years ago
I hated this book--but don't mind me, mine is very much a minority report. This was assigned to me in high school, and I hated this then and resorted to Monarch Notes to spare myself. And mind you, this isn't a long book--less than two hundred pages. I saw one of the reasons I undoubtedly disliked i...
Chrissie's Books
Chrissie's Books rated it 7 years ago
Beautiful writing, that is why this book gets four stars. But what do I mean by beautiful writing? That can mean so much. Here every sentence is simple. Every thought is simple. It is writing where all words that can be removed are removed. What remains is clear and concise and beautiful. The core i...
jennifer mills
jennifer mills rated it 7 years ago
*weeps*
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