The book "Cry, the Beloved Country" by Alan Paton is a book about agitation and turmoil of both whites and blacks over the white segregation policy called apartheid. The book describes how understanding between whites and blacks can end mutual fear and aggresion, and bring reform and hope to a small community of Ndotcheni as well as to South Africa as a whole. The language of the book reflects the Bible; furthermore, several characters and
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book universal. Paton further stresses the universality of this book by making a strong comparison with the Bible, which most people in the world are familiar with. Since the audience of the book is people from different cultures and countries, "Cry, the Beloved Country" can make people look from different perspectives at issues such as racial discrimination. Alan Paton wrote this book in order to stop racism and other kinds of prejudice throughout the world.