Cry the Beloved Country by Alan Paton (3/14)

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It’s set in South Africa and follows the journey of a man who makes the journey from his village to Johannesburg to find his son, and the people and situations he encounters. While it looks specifically at one situation, it’s a microcosm that also sheds light on the racial and economic conflicts South Africa experienced leading up to apartheid. The structure and allusions in the book are amazing, and I think it is one of those books that helps you understand the challenges faced by others, and helps you develop empathy for those who might be considered outsiders. 

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Written by Taegan Lion

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