Alan Paton

Author and Apartheid Activist Alan Paton

Profession: Author and Apartheid Activist

South Africa
South African

Why Famous: As a vocal anti-apartheid activist, Paton is best remembered for his first novel,
Cry, the Beloved Country (1948), which brought international attention to the racial injustices in South African apartheid.

Born: January 11, 1903
Birthplace: Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: April 12, 1988 (aged 85)
Cause of Death: Cancer

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