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Cry, the Beloved Country


Cry the Beloved Country is the deeply moving story of the Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his son Absalom, set against the background of a land and a ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 3.750
Robert P

Tough Read.

by Robert P on Nov 15, 2012

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

by PMS707 on Aug 13, 2009

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



by idontwanttogrowup on Jun 9, 2007

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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