Alan Stewart Paton
Alan Stewart Paton(1903-1988). Writer, teacher, reformatory principal and influential novelist.
He was born in Pietermaritzburg in KwaZulu Natal on 11 January 1903. He was a founder member of the Liberal Party and its leader between 1955 and its dissilusion in 1968. He died in Durban on 12 April 1988.
Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
His novel Cry, the Beloved Country (1948) became an internationally acclaimed work, and has been adapted to stage and screen a number of times. He also collaborated on a number of other theartrical projects, including the musical presentation Mkhumbane (with Todd Matshikiza).
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