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Alan Paton - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Alan Paton

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Alan Paton, author of Cry, the Beloved Country; twentieth century South African Literature
Alan Paton   (1903 - 1988)
 
Category:  South African Literature
 
Born:  January 11, 1903
Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
 
Died:  April 12, 1988
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
 
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Alan Paton - LIFE STORIES
 
 
1/11/1903     Paton's Beloved Country
On this day in 1903 novelist and reformer Alan Paton was born in the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa. At Paton's death in 1988, Nelson Mandela said that his first and most famous novel, Cry, the Beloved Country, was "a monument to the future"; a decade later Paton's widow would leave for England, glad that her husband was not there "to see what has happened to his beloved country."
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Cry, the Beloved Country
fiction
 
Journey Continued
autobiography
 
Too Late the Phalarope
fiction
 
Towards the Mountain
autobiography
 
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Alan Paton: A Biography
by Peter F. Alexander
biography
 
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Documentary: Alan Paton's Beloved Country
Find information on ordering a film documentary about Paton's life and celebrated work.

"Alan Paton -- teacher, author, politician -- was one of South Africa's most remarkable sons. This documentary reveals the man and the complex relationship he had with his country. Repelled by the racism he saw all around him in his homeland, he wrote Cry, the Beloved Country, the novel that had the most profound effect in the worldwide struggle against apartheid. His Christian conscience, which would not allow him to be a mere commentator, propelled him into the world of political action."
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