Alan Paton's other publications include Apartheid and the Archbishop, a biography of Geoffrey Clayton; Debbie Go Home, a collection of stories; and Ah, But Your Land Is Beautiful. His writing and public work have been honoured by Yale University (Hon. L. H. D.). Kenyon College, Ohio (Hon. D. Litt.), and his own Alma Mater (Hon. D. Litt.). He is justly recognized as one of the most eloquent spokesmen for liberal progressiveness in South Africa and this, his first novel, as a testament of vital importance to the anti-apartheid cause today.