Alan Paton

Author and Apartheid Activist Alan Paton Full Name: Alan Paton
Nationality:

South African

Profession: Author and Apartheid Activist
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
Star Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa

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


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