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Ah, But Your Land Is Beautiful
     

Ah, But Your Land Is Beautiful

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by Alan Paton, Todd Leonardo (Illustrator), Timothy Hsu (Designed by)
 

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For millions of readers worldwide, Alan Paton's books have vividly described life in contemporary South Africa. Ah, But Your Land Is Beautiful revolves around the everyday experiences of a group of men and women whose lives reflect the human costs of maintaining a racially divided society. Writing at the peak of his powers, Paton delivers a masterpiece.

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For millions of readers worldwide, Alan Paton's books have vividly described life in contemporary South Africa. Ah, But Your Land Is Beautiful revolves around the everyday experiences of a group of men and women whose lives reflect the human costs of maintaining a racially divided society. Writing at the peak of his powers, Paton delivers a masterpiece.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684825830
Publisher:
Scribner
Publication date:
01/03/1996
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
484,667
Product dimensions:
0.65(w) x 5.00(h) x 8.00(d)

Meet the Author

Alan Paton, a native son of South Africa, was born in Pietermaritzburg, in the province of Natal, in 1903. Paton's initial career was spent teaching in schools for the sons of rich, white South Africans, But at thirty, he suffered a severe attack of enteric fever, and in the time he had to reflect upon his life, he decided that he did not want to spend his life teaching the sons of the rich. He got a job as principal of Diepkloof Reformatory, a huge prison school for delinquent black boys, on the edge of Johannesburg. He worked at Diepkloof for ten years, and at the end of it Paton felt so strongly that he needed a change, that he sold his life insurance policies to finance a prison-study trip that took him to Scandinavia, England, and the United States. It was during this time that he unexpectedly wrote his first published novel, Cry, the Beloved Country. It stands as the single most important novel in South African literature. Alan Paton died in 1988 in South Africa.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
January 11, 1903
Date of Death:
April 12, 1988
Place of Birth:
Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa
Place of Death:
Durban, Natal, South Africa
Education:
Maritzburg College, 1918; B.S., Natal University College, 1924

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Ah, But Your Land Is Beautiful 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is great. I thought it was seriously boring at first and I was ready to put it back on the shelf. But I stuck it out and I'm glad I did. Paton uses realistic events to show a rough true side of a South Africa Political life through it's main characters.