Alan Paton

Alan Stewart Paton was a South African author and anti apartheid activist. His works include the novels Cry, the Beloved Country and Too Late the Phalarope. Contents. [hide]. Family Early career Later career Opposition to apartheid Other works Selected works See also .In Paton left his teaching position to directpkloof Reformatory for delinquent urban African boys, near Johannesburg. The success of Cry, the Beloved Country, which he wrote during his tenure at the reformatory, led him to resign his post for full time writing..Alan Stewart Paton was born in Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu Natal on . His father, James Paton, a Scottish immigrant and civil servant, came to South Africa in and his mother, Eunice Warder James, was the daughter of English immigrants..Alan Paton drew heavily on his own experiences when he wrote Cry, the Beloved Country, for he had taught school in Ixopo and had been principal of a reformatory..

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