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Born a Crime by Trevor Noah is an autobiographical book about his life growing up in South Africa.
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Born a Crime
By Trevor Noah
“The author’s gift for vocal impersonation elevates the audio version into
something even more splendid than an already terrific memoir.”
-- Washington Post
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah is an autobiographical book about his life growing up in South Africa. A large part of his stories is the fact that he was a biracial child in an Apartheid-South Africa, meaning his existence was a crime. Joyce Hackel from PRI writes, “Noah says he learned quickly as a biracial child that he would rarely experience the advantages of South African whites. Still, some members of his family offered him special privileges because of his father's racial
classification,” which definitely illustrates how being a multiracial individual gave him a unique childhood. When meeting his father, they kept it private because such a relationship at that time was uncommon and could have them face legal issues just for being related to each other.
The book is an engaging, humorous, but also serious read that I 100%
recommend. It gives us a glimpse into a time very different from our own and offers thought-provoking reflections that I believe would benefit everyone from having.
For more of the review cited here, visit: pri.org/stories/2016-11-15/trevor-noah-