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Alan Paton

Alan Paton (1903-1988) was born in Natal and published CRY THE BELOVED COUNTRY in 1948. He was a founding member and President of the Liberal Party which was outlawed and disbanded in 1968. He is also the author of 'Debbie Go Home' and 'Ah, But Your Land is Beautiful'. Paton was one of the major and most consistent voices of liberal conscience in South Africa.