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Argyle, J. and E. Preston-Whyte (eds.). Social System and Traditions in South Africa. Cape Town: Oxford University Press, 1978.

Carter, Gwendolen. Which Way is South Africa Going? Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1980. de Kiewiet, C. W. A History of South Africa, Social and Economic. London: Oxford University Press, 1957.

Hoagland, Jim. South Africa-Civilizations in Conflict. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1972. Kiley, Dennis. South Africa. London: B. T. Batsford Ltd., 1976.

Moodie, T. Dunbar. The Rise of Afrikanerdom: Power, Apartheid and the Afrikaner Civil Religion. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1975.


Baker, Sheridan, ed. Paton's Cry, the Beloved Country: The Novel, The Critics, The Setting. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1968.

Baker, Sheridan. "Paton's Beloved Country and the Morality of Geography," College English, XIX, October, 1957, pages 56-61.

Callan, Edward. Alan Paton. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1968. Biography and analysis of Paton's work.

Sussman, Andrew. "Three Writers." Publishers Weekly, 21(April 23, 1982). Comments from Paton on publishing and censorship in South Africa today.


Anderson, Maxwell. Lost in the Stars: The Dramatization of Alan Paton's Novel. New York: W. Sloane Associates, 1950.

Komai, Felicia, with Josephine Douglas. Cry, the Beloved Country: A Verse Drama. New York: Friendship Press, 1955.


1953 Too Late the Phalarope. A novel with Afrikaner main characters. 1955 The Land and People of South Africa. Written for high school students. (Revised ed., 1972.) 1956 South Africa in Transition. With Dan Weiner. Essays.

1958 Hope for South Africa. Historical analysis of South Africa's cultural and racial problems. 1960 Mkhumbane. A play, "Village in the Gulley," written for a mixed-race cast in Durban, South Africa.

1961 Tales from a Troubled Land (English edition, Debbie Go Home). Ten short stories including "Debbie Go Home" and "Sponono."

1965 South African Tragedy (South African edition, Hofmeyr). The life and times of Jan Hendrik Hofmeyr.

1965 Sponono. With Krishna Shah. A play about a boy from Diepkloof. 1968 Instrument of Thy Peace. Meditations based on the writing of St. Francis. --1968 The Long View. Edited by Edward Callan. Paton's essays in the Liberal periodical Contact, 1958-1966.

1969 For You Departed. A memoir and tribute to Paton's first wife. 1973 Apartheid and the Archbishop. The life and times of Geoffrey Clayton, Archbishop of Cape Town.

1975 Knocking on the Door. Shorter writings selected and edited by Colin Gardner. 1980 Towards the Mountains. Autobiography to 1948.

1981 Ah, But Your Land is Beautiful. Novel set amid events of the early 1950s in South Africa.

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