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About Alan Paton

Alan Paton was

Noted South African writer Alan Stewart Paton of novels Cry, the Beloved Country (1948) and Too Late the Phalarope (1953) in 1953 founded the Liberal party and led it to 1968.

People educated him. He taught at a school in Ixopo, where he started his career and met and married his first wife. The dramatic career change to director of a reformatory for black youths at Diepkloof near Johannesburg profoundly affected his thinking. The publication made him best known. This searing account of the inhumanity of apartheid, told in a lyrical voice, which emphasizes love of Paton for the land and people of South Africa and his expectation for a change in the future. People most recognize title of this world bestseller from this country. Paton, afterward full-time produced Ah, but Your Land Is Beautiful (1981), two volumes of his autobiography (Towards the Mountain in 1980 and Journey Continued in 1988), short stories and biographies of J.H. Hofmeyr and bishop Geoffrey Clayton among other writings. Following his non-racial ideals, he helped to serve as partisan president. After the death of his first wife, he remarried and lived in Durban until he died.