SOULLESS BEINGS: "Cry, a better nation" is Kanyi Gioko's clarion call, echoing South African writer Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country
. And his worry is that "Kenya is slowly, but surely, becoming a real 'Animal Kingdom' (a la George Orwell's classic novel)".
Seventy years have passed since Alan Paton's remarkably prophetic novel, Cry, the Beloved Country
was first published, but the issues raised then still continue to haunt South Africa.
This brings to remembrance South African anti-apartheid writer, Alan Paton's quip in his 1948 published novel, Cry, the beloved country
where he said 'The tragedy is not that things are broken.
The apartheid year periods are illustrated with reference to the following: Alan Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country
; Gordimer's The Late Bourgeois World (and other of her novels, with Burger's Daughter being given pride of place); Dan Jacobson's A Dance in the Sun; Guy Butler; Athol Fugard; Herman Charles Bosman; Es'kia Mphahlele's Down Second Avenue; Peter Abrahams' Mine Boy; Alex la Guma's A Walk in the Night; Mongane Serote; J.M.
One night after the day of waitressing was over, Mary began to read aloud to me Alan Paton's novel Cry, the Beloved Country
. At first it was just the sound of Mary's Africa-haunted voice caressing the beauty of Paton's language that kept me wide awake and enthralled.
Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country
is the subject of Chapter 2, and Foley defends Paton's advocacy, through his characters, of love as the remedy for inter-racial strife.
This is an excerpt from the memoir of the murdered liberal nationalist Arthur Jarvis, in Alan Paton, Cry, the Beloved Country
. It is a strong paradox that the mutilating hegemonic structures in South Africa are erected on the bedrock of Christian Nationalism.
South African author Alan Paton captures it well when he describes in his novel Cry, the Beloved Country
(Scribner) a white South African judge washing the feet of an African woman who has served his family: "Then he took both her feet in his hands with gentleness, for they were no doubt tired with much serving, and he kissed both of them."
Cry, the beloved country
. Read by Michael York, 8 cds.
19 Cry, The Beloved Country
is a twice-filmed book by whom?
Understanding Cry, the Beloved Country
; a student casebook to issues, sources, and historical documents.
The writers and directors behind Yesterday were responsible for some of the most significant anti-apartheid films made in South Africa (Cry, the Beloved Country
), and they do great justice to the AIDS crisis by offering up one woman's richly woven story.