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... the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
The novel was written by South Africa Author Alan Paton so as to address some of the evils witnessed in the country in the onset of apartheid regime in the nation. Cry, the Beloved Country is set in a tense and fragile society, where the breathtaking beauty of the nation’s natural landscape is tainted by the fears of its people. And yet, the message of the novel is one of hope. The book has a number of characters such as Stephen Kumalo, James Jarvis, and Theophilus Msimangu who reveal a potential for goodness in humankind, and are able to defuse hatred, overcome fear, and take the first steps necessary for mending a broken nation.
The book is set in S...