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Born a Crime

Stories from a South African Childhood

Trevor Noah

This powerful memoir tells the story of a young boy growing up during apartheid South Africa. Born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother, Trevor Noah's very existence was a criminal act. His mother took extreme measures to protect him, but finally liberated by the end of white rule, they set forth on a grand adventure to embrace a newfound freedom. Noah's hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting stories form a moving and searingly funny portrait that weaves together a boy's journey in 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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Trevor Noah’s funny and moving account of growing up in South Africa.      source
Yesterday, I started reading "Born a Crime" and today I finished it. Everyone should read this book for a strong dose of reality served with a side of laughter.      source
BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah. Consider the audio edition, too. It might be the best audiobook I've ever encountered.      source
Such an amazingly beautiful book. Loved it. Someone should give @Trevornoah his own show.      source
On a long car ride, my wife and I just listened to BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah. What a fantastic book! We loved it. Makes me appreciate Trevor even more, and we learned so much about South Africa. The book is tender and funny, and Trevor‘s performance makes the audiobook a must      source
@FlorinBilbiie I'll say this: we think it's strange this man's parents didn’t know what AH represents because we're so unaware of how much African history we don't understand ourselves Btw there's also an interesting story about a boy named Hitler in Trevor Noah's excellent book "Born a Crime"      source