Born a crime: stories from a South African childhood

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Grouped Work ID41e9b462-6004-e496-97ca-cc00188bb56d
Grouping Titleborn a crime stories from a south african childhood
Grouping Authortrevor noah
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2022-01-27 05:27:12AM
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Novelist Primary ISBN9780399588174

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display_description#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • More than one million copies sold! A “brilliant” (Lupita Nyong’o, Time), “poignant” (Entertainment Weekly), “soul-nourishing” (USA Today) memoir about coming of age during the twilight of apartheid
“Noah’s childhood stories are told with all the hilarity and intellect that characterizes his comedy, while illuminating a dark and brutal period in South Africa’s history that must never be forgotten.”—Esquire
Winner of the Thurber Prize for American Humor and an NAACP Image Award • Named one of the best books of the year by The New York Time, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Esquire, Newsday, and Booklist

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 such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.

Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.

The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love.
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Spiegel & Grau,
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Comedians -- South Africa
Comedians -- South Africa -- Biography
Comedians -- United States -- Biography
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Noah, Trevor, -- 1984-
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South Africa -- Biography
Television personalities -- Biography
Television personalities -- United States -- Biography
Xhosa (African people) -- Biography
title_displayBorn a crime : stories from a South African childhood
title_fullBorn a Crime Stories from a South African Childhood
Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood / Trevor Noah
Born a crime [sound recording] : stories from a South African childhood / Trevor Noah
title_shortBorn a crime
title_substories from a South African childhood
Biography & Autobiography
Humor (Nonfiction)
Noah, Trevor
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