Alan Paton


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Noun1.Alan Paton - South African writer (1903-1988)
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During the Apartheid Era, the South African writers who became known internationally were mostly white--like Alan Paton, Nadine Gordimer or J.
Alan Paton, in a 1949 talk in New York, said the Dutch had never intended to settle permanently, "but the fertile valleys and great mountains of the Cape bound them with a spell.
The long history of racial struggle in South Africa in this century cannot be understood without reference to the life of Alan Paton (1903-88).
In exploring what he calls the liberating power of fiction, Brown keys on writers across the literary gamut, from Beckett to Buechner, Alan Paton to Alice Walker.
Years earlier I had read the words of Alan Paton, author of Cry the Beloved Country, exposing the sins against the South African people: "To punish and not restore--that is the greatest of all offenses.
Cry, the Beloved Country, by Alan Paton, has been described as the greatest South African novel in English.
Oprah's Book Club Pick: Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
I was one of 7,500 participants who made the pilgrimage to South Africa, or "the beloved country," as one of its most famous writers, Alan Paton, calls it.
Like Alan Paton, Laurens van der Post, William Plomer, Nadine Gordimer, and other liberal South African intellectuals, Brink possesses an attitude toward politics that is characterized by assertive engagement.
Included on the panel is James Earl Jones, actor and Bell Atlantic spokesperson whose most recent work is a new motion picture version of the Alan Paton classic "Cry the Beloved Country;" Nan Netherton, historical Northern Virginia author whose list of books includes "Fairfax County in Virginia: A Pictorial History;" Ira Wexler, photographer and winner of more than 65 national and regional awards for clients such as Citibank, McDonalds and Miller Beer; Karl Spain, president and chief operating officer of The Journal Newspapers and Montgomery County native; and Reese Cleghorn, dean of the College of Journalism of the University of Maryland and president of American Journalism Review magazine.
Phil McGraw, "The English Roses" by Madonna, "Split Second" by David Baldacci, "Madam Secretary" by Madeleine Albright and "Cry, the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton, which is the latest pick by Oprah's Book Club.