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Cry, the Beloved Country

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When Reverend Kumalo sets off for Johannesburg, he hopes to find his son and his brother. What he finds is that in their struggle to survive city ... Show synopsis

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  • Cry the Beloved Country Dec 7, 2014
    by Judith H

    One of the best books about Africa I have ever read. The father depicted in the story is so remarkable and so real. I will never tire of this book and can easily read it over and over. It is a classic!

  • Tough Read. Nov 15, 2012
    by Robert P

    I stuck with it till the end, even though there wasn't anything to cheer about. Very slow pacing by modern standards, making it hard to cut through. I didn't get a payoff at the end, like I've gotten with other classics such as Hemingway's. Still, the realism may have made it worth it.

  • Thought provoking Aug 13, 2009
    by PMS707

    Very touching and well written. There seemed to me to be no bias, both sides of a sad situation were covered so nicely.

  • :( Jun 9, 2007
    by idontwanttogrowup

    I was forced to read this book in a high school social studies class and hated every line of it. The dialog, of which there is a substantial amount, is not accompanied by any sort of punctuation or even reference to which character is speaking, making it a difficult story to follow. The Story isn't all that great either, so, really, trying to follow along with the dialog was the least of my problems.

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