JHC Book Club

  • Thursday, February 16, 2023
  • 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Zoom

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Cry the Beloved Country...by Alan Paton

  “A beautiful novel…its writing is so fresh, its projection of character so immediate and full, its events so compelling, and its understanding so compassionate that to read the book is to share intimately, even to the point of catharsis, in the grave human experience.”The New York Times

An Oprah Book Club selection,
Cry, the Beloved Country, was 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, unforgettable 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.

Writer and broadcaster, Judith Krummeck, will join us for this Book Club!

Judith Krummeck is a writer, broadcaster, and immigrant living in America. She is the author of the biographical memoir, Old New Worlds, and a collection of essays, Beyond the Baobab, about her immigrant experience. Her work has also appeared in publications such The Rumpus, The Nervous Breakdown, Monkeybicycle, Atticus Review, and Baltimore Fishbowl. Since emigrating from Africa to the United States in the late 1990s, Judith has been the evening drive time host for Maryland’s classical music station, WBJC. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing & Publishing Arts from the University of Baltimore.

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