Cry, the Beloved Country
By Alan Paton
(Perfection Learning, , 9780756940782)
Publication Date: November 2003
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Amid the flurry of retrospectives prompted by Nelson Mandela's death, writer Kevin Roose reminds readers not to forget the social context within which Mandela struggled. Roose suggests reading the novel, Cry the Beloved Country, to understand the systematic racial oppression of South Africa under apartheid. More at NPR.org
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