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'Cry the Beloved Country' and the
early life of Alan Paton

Alan Paton was prolific writer and his words are to be found in many publications.

Some are listed below:

Americans and Us Reality, September 1977, pp 6-7. His reasons for seeing the United States Secretary of State, Cyrus Vance.
Challenge of Fear What I Have Learned: A Collection of Twenty Autobiographical Essays from the "Saturday Review" New York: Simon and Schuster, 1969, pp 250-60.
Charlestown Story Pietermaritzburg: Liberal Party Publications, 1960. Pamphlet explaining the effects of the Group Areas Act on Africans removed from freehold land. Excerpt reprinted in The Long View.
Christian Unity: A South African View Peter Ainslie Memorial Lecture, Grahamstown: Rhodes University, 1951.
Hope for South Africa London: Pall Mall, 1958; New York: Praeger, 1959.
Instument of Thy Peace New York: The Seabury Press, 1968. A book of Lenten meditations.
Land and People of South Africa Portraits of the Nations Series, Philadelphia: Lippincott, 1955, rev. ed. 1974. Published in Britain as South Africa and her People, London: Lutterworth, 1957.
"Luthuli Memorial Service" Reality, September 1972, pp. 3-4
People Wept: Being a brief account of the Origin, Contents and Applications of that Unjust Law of the Union of South Africa Known as the Group Areas Act of 1950 (Since consolidated as Act No. 77 of 1957) Kloof, Natal: Alan Paton, 1958. Excerpt reprinted in The Long View.
Roy Campbell In Aspects of South African Literature. Edited by Christopher Heywood, London: Heinemann; New York: Africana Publishing Company, 1976, pp. 3 - 23.
 South Africa in Transition (with Dan Weiner)
Text by Alan Paton and photographs by Dan Weiner. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1956
South Africa Today Public Affairs Pamphlet No 175, New York: Public Affairs Committee, 1951. London: Lutterworth Press 1953
"Why Suffering?" In Creative Suffering: The Ripple of Hope. Kansas City: National Catholic Reporter and the Pilgrim Press, 1970, pp. 13-22
"Who is Really to Blame for the Crime Wave in South Africa?" The Forum, VIII, No. 37 (December 15, 1945): 7-8.
Towards racial justice: Will there be a change of heart? (The Alfred and Winifred Hoernlé memorial lecture)  This is the 31st lecture delivered by Alan Paton at the 50th Anniversary Conference of the South African Institute of Race Relations on July 3, 1979 in which the author portrays the social and political injustices in South Africa. Further discussion is emphasised on questioning whether there will be a change of heart by the white population in South Africa towards apartheid and racial discrimination in the hope of liberation.
 South Africa in Transition (with Dan Weiner)
The Waste Land  
South Africa in Dark Times: Where Faith Falls Short The William Belden Lectures at Harvard University

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