Mid-20th-Century South Africa

Images collected to help literature students visualise and imagine this context. This board is aimed specifically at those studying Alan Paton's 'Crey, the Beloved Country' for IGCSE.
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Cry, the Beloved Country

Cry, the Beloved Country (1995)

Eloff Street Johannesburg in the 1940s. Polliack's Corner visible.

Eloff Street Johannesburg in the Polliack's Corner visible.

1940's Berea skyline

1940's Berea skyline

Mandela, second from right, as a leader of the African National Congress. He and other activists charged with treason by the South African government walk to their trial, in Photograph: Keystone-France/Gamma-Keystone/Getty.

Constance Stuart Larrabee Johannesburg Social Welfare,Poor Relief 1947_ 48

Poor Whites & Photography in South Africa: The Backstory