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Journey Continued: An Autobiography, by Alan Paton

Journey Continued: An Autobiography, by Alan Paton

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The autobiography of the author of Cry, the Beloved Country.

1st Edition.

'The second part of my autobiography I hope to write before I die.' So ended Towards the Mountain, the first volume, published in 1980.

Alan Paton did indeed complete the writing and the proof-correcting of this second part, which he with characteristic modesty entitled Journey Continued, but he did not see the finished book. He died on 12 April 1988 while this book was being printed.

Journey Continued begins in 1948, in which year occurred two of the decisive events of his life: the publication of his unprecedentedly successful novel Cry, the Beloved Country, and the coming to power of the Nationalist government in South Africa. Both events continued to exercise powerful influences on his life, even forty years later, and form part of the two main strands of this book – the literary and the political.

The autobiography ends in 1968, when the Liberal Party was forced to disband itself or to betray its non-racial principles; an Epilogue brings the story up to the present day.


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