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Born a Crime

Stories from a South African Childhood

Trevor Noah

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - 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 followedNAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times - USA Today - San Francisco Chronicle - NPR - Esquire - Newsday - BooklistT...
Publish Date
February 12
First Published in 2016
Goodreads rating
Trevor Noah’s funny and moving account of growing up in South Africa.      source
Jun 05, 2019
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
Jun 16, 2020
BORN A CRIME by Trevor Noah. Consider the audio edition, too. It might be the best audiobook I've ever encountered.      source
Mar 28, 2021
Such an amazingly beautiful book. Loved it. Someone should give @Trevornoah his own show.      source
Mar 21, 2021
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
Dec 03, 2020
@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