Born a Crime is the unforgettable 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. His mother, a white Swiss woman, risked everything to defy racially restrictive laws and marry his father, a black Xhosa poet. Living proof of their love, Trevor was born into a world where he was never supposed to exist. Banned from schools and relegated to remote homesteads; kept out of official documents because they were “not possible”; invisible to all but those who cared enough to look – Trevor nonetheless grew up believing in himself and his right to be exactly who he wantedto be. This is his remarkable story.
Trevor Noah bares all in Born A Crime: Stories From A South African Childhood – tales about growing up biracial under Apartheid told through stories about pushing boundaries; finding comedy Oblivion Bizarre situation humour is key when your very existence it illegal weird Parallel universes running Concurrently.
For who is this book for ?
This book is for readers who want to learn more about Apartheid-era South Africa and the comedic journey of one man’s struggle to find his place in the world.
- Trevor Noah has a unique perspective on growing up under Apartheid
- The stories are funny, but also offer insights into what life was like for someone growing up during that time
- Noah’s story is one of courage and determination in the face of immense obstacles
- It’s a little dry
- It could be more humorous
- It might be difficult to relate to
Learn more about the author
Trevor Noah is a stand-up comedian, television host, actor and writer. He hosts The Daily Show on Comedy Central.
“No one can tell Trevor Noah’s story better than he does. Born a Crime is riveting, insightful, and often hilarious.”
“This book is everything.”
“Very well written and hilarious!”
“The compelling, inspiring story of a young man’s coming-of-age in South Africa during the twilight years of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.”