Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Born a Crime

The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man's coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Trevor Noah's unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when s...

Title:Born a Crime
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ISBN:0385689225
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:304 pages

Born a Crime Reviews

  • Taryn
    Nov 06, 2016
    Trevor Noah is a South African comedian who currently hosts The Daily Show on Comedy Central. Born a Crime is about growing up in South Africa: living under apartheid when his existence was evidence of a crime, life after apartheid, the deep bond between a mother and son, the unique challenges of gr...
  • Natalie
    Dec 28, 2016
    Before I start my review, I want to take a minute to praise Trevor Noah's stand up shows because they're one of the few that don't rely on being ignorant. His shows are one of the enlighten ones focusing on race, white-privilege, police brutality, hate speech, prejudice, and so much more.I’d hi...
  • Malia
    Dec 26, 2016
    I was lucky to see Trevor Noah speak about this book recently, and the way he talked about his story, and his life growing up in South Africa made me all the more eager to read it! The book is a cohesive collection of stories from his childhood and early adulthood, and though I am not typically a re...
  • Marie
    Jan 08, 2017
    “In any society built on institutionalized racism, race-mixing doesn’t merely challenge the system as unjust it reveals the system as unsustainable and incoherent. Race-mixing proves that races can mix – and in a lot of cases, want to mix. Because a mixed person embodies that rebuke ...
  • Margitte
    Jan 03, 2017
    An amazing story of a young man and his mother who went around the block a few times and beat the odds. Despite a few inaccuracies in his tale, it remains a well-told story that kept me reading and reading until the very end. Trevor Noah has that intelligent kindness like an astral light around him....
  • Petra Eggs
    Dec 04, 2016
    These stories, beautifully written, are set in a world quite like our own but at the same time utterly different. Maybe "through a glass darkly". Who goes to church three times on Sunday to Black, White and Coloured ones? Who goes to jail for (not) stealing a car rather than face the wrath of his mo...
  • Iris P
    Jan 10, 2017
    Born a Crime Funny guy- The very charming Trevor Noah********************************************* "People love to say, “Give a man a fish, and he’ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he’ll eat for a lifetime.” What they don’t say is, “And it would be nice if you ...
  • Larry Hoffer
    Jan 11, 2017
    I'd rate this 4.5 stars.I was really surprised when Trevor Noah was named Jon Stewart's successor on The Daily Show . I inherently knew that they wouldn't pick someone with a sense of humor and style identical to Stewart's, but I felt that Noah was so different that his selection meant the show wou...

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