profoundly compassionate story of the Zulu pastor
Stephen Kumalo and his son Absalom, set in the
troubled and changing South Africa of the 1940s.
The book is written with such keen empathy and
understanding that to read it is to share fully in the
gravity of the characters' situations. It both touches
your heart deeply and inspires a renewed faith in
the dignity of mankind. Cry, the Beloved Country is
a classic tale, passionately African, timeless and
universal, and beyond all, selfless.
About the Author
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