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Alan Paton | Biography & Facts |

Alan Paton, in full Alan Stewart Paton, (born January 11, 1903, Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa—died April 12, 1988, near Durban, Natal), South African writer, best known for his first novel, Cry, the Beloved Country (1948), a passionate tale of racial injustice that brought international attention to the problem of apartheid in South ...

Alan Paton (Author of Cry, the Beloved Country)

Alan Stewart Paton was born and educated in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. He started his career by teaching at a school in Ixopo where he met and married his first wife.

Alan Paton: Why is Google honouring him today? | News | Al ...

Author and activist Alan Paton wrote about life in South Africa during apartheid, and fearlessly spoke out against racial segregation, in person and through his books. On January 11, he would have ...

Cry, the Beloved Country: Alan Paton: Books -

About the Author. Alan Paton, a native son of South Africa, was born in Pietermaritzburg, in the province of Natal, in 1903. While his mother was a third-generation South African, his father was a Scots Presbyterian who arrived in South Africa just before the Boer War.

Alan Paton - IMDb

Alan Paton was born on January 11, 1903 in Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa as Alan Stewart Paton. He was a writer and producer, known for Cry, the Beloved Country (1951), Lost in the Stars (1974) and Cry, the Beloved Country (1995).

Alan Stewart Paton | South African History Online

Alan Stewart Paton was born in Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu Natal on 11 January 1903. His father, James Paton, a Scottish immigrant and civil servant, came to South Africa in 1895 and his mother, Eunice Warder James, was the daughter of English immigrants.

Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton

Cry, the Beloved Country, the most famous and important novel in South Africa’s history, was an immediate worldwide bestseller in 1948. Alan Paton’s impassioned novel about a black man’s country under white man’s law is a work of searing beauty.

Google Doodle: Alan Paton, South African anti-apartheid ...

A pensive Alan Paton is the inspiration for today’s Google doodle. The search engine honored the South African author and activist on the 115th anniversary of his birth.