Cry, the Beloved Country Discussion Questions

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Research the system of apartheid. Find out what the system meant legally as well as culturally and then try to find out the justifications, moral and ethical, for its existence. In what ways was it like Jim Crowism in the American South? In what ways lid it differ?

Watch Cry Freedom and compare it to Cry, the Beloved Country. Among other similarities, consider to what extent both works are exam­ples of a white sympathizer exploiting black op­pression or how they celebrate the role of the white outsider to raise awareness of the down­trodden other.

Research the international politics of 1948, es­pecially any tensions between the United Na­tions' Declaration of Human Rights and the in­stallation of Apartheid in South Africa.

In the last sections of the novel there is a great deal of concern about the...

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