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Cry, the Beloved Country

Alan Paton

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Alexander, Peter. Alan Paton: A Biography. New York: Oxford University Press, 1994.

Attridge, Derek, and Rosemary Jolly, eds. Writing South Africa: Literature, Apartheid, and Democracy, 1970–1995. Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Baker, Sheridan, ed. Paton’s Cry, the Beloved Country: The Novel, the Critics, the Setting. New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1968.

Bonner, Philip, Deborah Posel, Peter Delius, eds. Apartheid’s Genesis, 1935–1962. Johannesburg: Ravan Press, 1994.

Callan, Edward. Cry, the Beloved Country: A Novel of South Africa. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1991.

———. Alan Paton. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1982.

Chiwengo, Ngwarsungu. Understanding Cry, The Beloved Country: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2007.

Sparks, Allister. The Mind of South Africa. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1990.

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apartheid

by anda963, September 12, 2013

whites and south Africans didn't get along and were separated by their race.

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Deep Discussion Questions

by Bertfromaccounting, December 12, 2013

Explain the difference between Jarvis's reaction and his wife's reaction to Arthurs death?
What does the phrase "Cry, The Beloved Country" mean when used in the novel? (Pg 105)
At what point does the novel show Kumalo's physical weakness, and not his intellectual prowess?
How do you think Absalom would have turned out if he was instead sentenced to life imprisonment, and became Nelson Mandela's cell mate.
Why was Kumalo and the priests able to go to Johannesburg and not turn to crime like everyone else?

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Cry, the Beloved Country

by maggiea13, October 06, 2014

Jarvis’s reaction differs from his wife's in many ways. Jarvis “ stood up, his mouth quivering” appearing to be calm (165). While Mrs. Jarvis was “crying and sobbing”(16. When the news first broke Jarvis was strong and tried to keep his composer. He knew that it would crush his wife and stated, “ She isn't that strong,.. I don’t know how she will stand it” (166). Jarvis repeated twice, “ My god” showing his sense of shock(165). While Jarvis’s wife was uncontrollable on page 169, “ a young woman came out at the sound ... Read more

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