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Cry, the Beloved Country

Cry, the Beloved Country

by Alan Paton

Cry, the Beloved Country Quotes

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Race Quotes

— Perhaps you might be hungry, small one. — Not very hungry, umfundisi. — Perhaps a little hungry. — Yes, a little hungry, umfundisi. — Go to the mother then. Perhaps she has some food....

Religion Quotes

The day was warm, and the smell strong in the carriage. But Kumalo was a humble man, and did not much care. They saw his clerical collar, and moved up to make room for the umfundisi. He looked arou...

Freedom and Confinement Quotes

— We had a son, [Kumalo] said harshly. Zulus have many children, but we had only one son. He went to Johannesburg, and as you said—when people go to Johannesburg, they do not come back. They do...

Suffering Quotes

So [the black and white Anglican] priests all talked of the sickness of the land, of the broken tribe and the broken house, of young men and young girls that went away and forgot their customs, and...

Family Quotes

Now there in Johannesburg were many of his own people. His brother John, who was a carpenter, had gone there, and had a business of his own in Sophiatown, Johannesburg. His sister Gertrude, twenty-...

The Home Quotes

The grass is rich and matted, you cannot see the soil. It holds the rain and the mist, and they seep into the ground, feeding the streams in every kloof. It is well-tended, and not too many cattle...

Contrasting Regions: The Countryside and Johannesburg Quotes

Down in Ndotsheni I am nobody, even as you are nobody, my brother. I am subject to the chief, who is an ignorant man. I must salute him and bow to him, but he is an uneducated man. Here in Johannes...

Politics Quotes

— It suited the white man to break the tribe, [Msimangu] continues gravely. But it has not suited him to build something in the place of what is broken. I have pondered this for many hours and I...

Power Quotes

From Ixopo the toy train climbs up into other hills, the green rolling hills of Lufafa, Eastwolds, Donnybrook. From Donnybrook the broad-gauge runs to the great valley of the Umkomaas. Here the tri...

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