Cry, the Beloved Country
Edition language: English
, Book Club
, Historical Fiction
, High School
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...
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...
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...
Beautifully written, difficult in content, rich in character and long streams of narration. Cry, The Beloved Country tackles many issues in South Africa head on (or at least it seems so to me, but I have a regrettable lack of knowledge of South African history.) Or should I say Africa? In the book, ...
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