Cry, the Beloved Country is a novel by Alan Paton, published in 1948. Cry, the Beloved Country is a social protest against the structures of the society that would later give rise to apartheid. Paton attempts to create an unbiased and objective view of the dichotomies it entails: he depicts whites as affected by "native crime" while blacks suffer from social instability and moral issues due to the breakdown of the tribal system.



Cry, The Beloved Country by Alan Paton