The Question and Answer section for Cry, the Beloved Country is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The rural/urban divide is linked to the overwhelming theme of inequality and poverty in South Africa. South Africans are allotted small amounts of land with poor soil that is difficult to farm. The city, on the other hand, is portrayed as...
There are a number of themes you can consider. Check this out:
I would say historical fiction.