Cry, the Beloved Country

Cry, the Beloved Country

Audiobook CD - 2008
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In Alan Paton's modern classic, a father must come to terms with personal loss and the emotional scars inflicted on South Africa during the era of apartheid. Stephen Kumalo, a Zulu priest in 1940s South Africa, leaves his small village and ventures to Johannesburg to search for his brother and sister. Dismayed by the lack of harmony in the city, Stephen becomes even more distressed to discover that his sister has become a prostitute and that his brother has been arrested for murder.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Blackstone Audio, Incorporated,, 2008.
Copyright Date: ©2008
ISBN: 9781433213694
Characteristics: 1 compact disc :,digital, stereo ;,4 3/4 in.
digital, optical, 1.4 m. per second, stereo, Digital recording, rda
audio file, CD audio, rda
Additional Contributors: York, Michael

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SCL_Leanne Jul 18, 2017

South Africa’s history - a black man’s country under white man’s law.

lilylibrarian Apr 20, 2011

Here's a book I had long put off reading because I figured it had an axe to grind on the apartheid issue. I couldn't have been more wrong. This lyrical, beautifully told story describes the tremendous problems of apartheid without demonizing either side--in fact, much of the tragedy is that nearly everyone has good intentions, but simply can't decide on the best course of action. This tale of a society in turmoil, at threat of its collapse, is pertinent today. Reader Michael York is terrific, too!

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