[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”333″ identifier=”B00BB8UOKG” locale=”US” src=”https://englewoodreview.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/51Dlc1jFVTL.jpg” tag=”douloschristo-20″ width=”250″]Today is the birthday of South African novelist Alan Paton (born 1903).
His masterpiece was the novel, [easyazon_link identifier=”0743262174″ locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]Cry, the Beloved Country[/easyazon_link], which wrestles with issues of faith, race and class, in mid-twentieth century South Africa. The [easyazon_link identifier=”B00BB8UOKG” locale=”US” tag=”douloschristo-20″]1995 film adaptation[/easyazon_link], starring James Earl Jones and Richard Harris, is extraordinary. I highly recommend finding it, if you haven’t yet seen it.
Here is the trailer…
C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com