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Alan Paton

Alan PatonAKA Alan Stewart Paton

Born: 11-Jan-1903
Birthplace: Pietermaritzburg, Natal, South Africa
Died: 12-Apr-1988
Location of death: Durban, South Africa
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author, Politician

Nationality: South Africa
Executive summary: Cry, the Beloved Country

Founder and President of South Africa's Liberal Party (1953-68).

Father: James Paton (civil servant)
Mother: Eunice Warder Paton
Wife: Dorrie Olive Francis Lusted (widow, m. 1928, d. 1967 emphysema)
Son: David (b. 1930)
Son: Jonathan (b. 1936)
Wife: Anne Hopkins (his secretary, m. 1969)

    University: Maritzburg College
    University: University of Natal
    Teacher: Ixopo High School for White Students
    Teacher: (High School, Pietermaritzburg)
    Professor: Maritzburg College

Author of books:
Cry, the Beloved Country (1948, novel)
Too Late the Phalarope (1953, novel)
Tales From a Troubled Land (1961, short stories)
Hofmeyr (1964)
Instrument of Thy Peace (1968, poetry)
Kontakion For You Departed (1969, novel)
Apartheid and the Bishop: The Life and Times of Geoffrey Clayton (1973, biography)
Knocking on the Door: Shorter Writings (1975)
Towards the Mountain (1980, memoir)
Ah, But Your Land Is Beautiful (1981, novel)
Debbie Go Home and Other Stories (1985, short stories)
Journey Continued (1988, memoir)
Songs of Africa: Collected Poems (1995, poetry)

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