Cry The Beloved Country Study Guides

  • Cry, The Beloved Country


    Cry, the Beloved Country is the story of Stephen Kumalo, a black priest from a backwoods Natal village in South Africa. Stephen travels to Johannesburg where racial tensions are boiling toward a future dominated by Apartheid. In the city he searches for his son, Absalom, whom he discovers has been accused of the murder of his white neighbor's son. The novel dwells on loss, injustice, and the modern world before ending on Absalom's execution and the heartbreak of both Stephen and his neighbor, James.