A book (later adapted into a movie) by Alan Paton (pronounced pay-ton I believe). Set in South Africa durring the reign of the Apartheid. A very touching novel that gives insight into what it was like in South Africa at the time. From the back cover of my copy:

"An immediate worldwide bestseller when it was published in 1948, Alan Paton's impassioned novel about a black man's country under white man's law is a work of searing beauty. Cry, the Beloved Country is the deeply moving story of the Zulu pastor Stephen Kumalo and his son Absalom, set against the background of a land and a people riven by racial injustice. Remarkable for its lyricism, unforgetable for character and incident, Cry, the Beloved Country is a classic work of love and hope, courage and endurance, born of the dignity of man."