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Alan Paton

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).

"I shall no longer ask myself if this or that is expedient, but only if it is right. I shall do this, not because I am noble or unselfish, but because life slips...
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“Who indeed knows the secret of the earthly pilgrimage? Who indeed knows why there can be comfort in a world of desolation? Now God be thanked that there is a beloved one who can lift...