About Alan Paton

Alan Stewart Paton (1903 –1988) was a South African author and anti-apartheid activist. His novels include Cry, The Beloved Country (1948), Too Late the Phalarope (1953) and Ah, but Your Land is Beautiful (1981). He also wrote a collection of short stories, Tales From a Troubled Land (1961).

Cry, the Beloved Country

By |2020-06-04T11:30:48-05:00June 4th, 2020|Categories: Books that Make Us Human, Quotation|

Some of us think when we have power, we shall revenge ourselves on the white man who has had power, and because our desire is corrupt, we are corrupted, and the power has no heart in it. But most white men do not know this truth about power, and they are afraid lest we get [...]

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