Cry, the Beloved Country

Cry, the Beloved Country

Audiobook CD - 1993
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The story of South Africa in the 1940s, a land divided by racial injustice, and of Stephen Kumalo, a Zulu Christian pastor, and his son, Absalom, who has been accused of murdering a white man.
Publisher: Ashland, Or. : Blackstone Audio Books, p1993
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9780786188833
Characteristics: 8 sound discs (10 hrs) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Davidson, Frederick


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Aug 15, 2018

Enjoyed the story, but it did take a while to get through. I'd gain interest with certain parts then lose it with others. I just think some instances were drawn out longer then they needed to be. As the story was nice, the person that voiced this specific audio was horrendous and very hard to want to listen to.

Nov 24, 2013

I just can't get into this, the language and the story are just not for me. I prefer the Christian romance or life stories.

Reader1015 May 18, 2011

I have heard others refer to this book many times over the years and finally had time to read it myself. A story that captures the reality of the hardships and vagaries of life in South Africa under apartheid without being horrific. Alan Patton has presented the day to day challenges for both whites and non-whites in a country that seems chaotic and uncertain for everyone. My copy included two forwards by Alan Patton, one written in 1946 before apartheid became institutionalized and one in the 1950's after apartheid was enacted. Mr. Patton clearly expressed the detriment to their society by implementing these repressive policies.

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