The courtroom is the setting of one of the most pivotal moments during the novel. It is where Absalom is accused guilty of murder and sentenced to death. His death affected many others within the book. "The judge sits, and then his two assessors, and then the people; and the three accused are brought from the place under the Court."

The courtroom is the setting of one of the most pivotal moments during the novel. It is where Absalom is accused guilty of murder and sentenced to death. His death affected many others within the book. "The judge sits, and then his two assessors, and then the people; and the three accused are brought from the place under the Court."

The train station in Johannesburg was the place where Stephen Kumalo when first began his journey to "cure" Gertrude's "disease". Once on the train he describes the slow pace of the train and the train cars. "And even if it did leave you, it would not much matter; for unless you are a cripple, or very old, you could run after it and catch it for yourself."

The old train station in Johannesburg

This is the flag for South Africa, which is where the novel takes place. "Cry, the beloved country, these things are not yet at an end"

This is the flag for South Africa, which is where the novel takes place. "Cry, the beloved country, these things are not yet at an end"

"...they could hear the rain rushing across the fields. In a moment it was drumming on the iron roof, with a deafening noise that made all conversation impossible." The church of Stephen Kumalo was a quaint, humble little building that provided little in physical comforts, but instead offered a place to rest the soul, to hear the word of god.

"...they could hear the rain rushing across the fields. In a moment it was drumming on the iron roof, with a deafening noise that made all conversation impossible." The church of Stephen Kumalo was a quaint, humble little building that provided little in physical comforts, but instead offered a place to rest the soul, to hear the word of god.

"He crouched to the floor in the way that some Indians pray, and he began to sob, with great tearing sounds that convulsed him. For a boy is afraid of death." The decree of Absalom's execution affected  Kumalo in a way that had previously been unseen from him. Even when he found his sister, her morale a twisted wreck, did he not feel utterly destroyed.

In in Connemara they were wrongfully condemned to death for the murder of a family in Maamtrasna.

This pin  shows the mines, and represents the thoughts of having a strike. "For mines are for men, not for money."

De Beers warns of rise in diamond price as stones become even rarer

This is a picture of Johannesburg during the 1940s, when the novel took place. "If there are taxes to be paid, there is work in Johannesburg. If the farm is too small to be divided further, some must go to Johannesburg."

Eloff Street Johannesburg in the Polliack's Corner visible.

This image represents Ndotsheni, which is where Stephen Kumalo lives. "And it is pleasant by the river, and while you wash your clothes, the water runs over the stones and cools you."

This image represents Ndotsheni, which is where Stephen Kumalo lives. "And it is pleasant by the river, and while you wash your clothes, the water runs over the stones and cools you.

This map shows the location of the country in which the novel takes place: South Africa.  It also shows where Johannesburg is in relation to other cities in this country.  Johannesburg is where most of the action takes place. "All roads lead to Johannesburg."- Chapter 9

Research conference in South Africa, talking with micro-entrepreneurs and learning in impoverished regions within Johannesburg and nearby areas

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