what new yorkers are reading on the subway

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Cry ,The Beloved Country

The A Train crossing from Brooklyn to Manhattan
In the case of Cry, The Beloved Country, by Alan Paton, the beloved country is South Africa. "Somebody told me it's a good book on South African history," said Mekaelia. The novel is about a South African pastor, his search for his son, and the racial tensions in Apartheid-era South Africa. "I like it. It's different. The prose is poetic." Mekaelia, who works for a non-profit that helps college student get internships, reads a lot, on the train and off. "I don't like TV." She says she's never on the train without something to read.

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