Sunday, November 8, 2009

In Africa...

Just arrived in Africa and stepping off the plane in Durban, South Africa, after a thumpy-bumpy flight through an early summer Kwa-Zulu Natal thunderstorm, the words that came to mind were:
"Ah but your land is beautiful..."
A quick reading recommendation, the third novel of renowned South African author Alan Paton, Ah But Your Land Is Beautiful.
Paton's more famous novel, Cry, The Beloved Country achieved international acclaim during the apartheid years. Both worth a read for anyone interested in a writer who speaks from the heart and with an intrinsic knowledge of his land and its people, that resonates even with those who have never set foot on the great continent of Africa.

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