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Born A Crime : Stories From A South African Childhood (2016)
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SUMMER/TEEN/BIOGRAPHY/791.4502/NOAH,T


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Published: New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2016]
Edition:  First edition
Description:  x, 288 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN/ISSN: 9780399588174, 0399588175, 9780399590443, 0399590447,
Language:  English


"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 followed,"--Amazon.com

Noah's path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother, at the time such a union was punishable by five years in prison. As he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist, his mother is determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. With an incisive wit and unflinching honesty, Noah weaves together a moving yet searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time



Run -- Born a Crime -- Trevor, Pray -- Chameleon -- The Second Girl -- Loopholes -- Fufi -- Robert -- The Mulberry Tree -- A Young Man's Long, Awkward, Occasionally Tragic, and Frequently Humiliating Education in Affairs of the Heart, Part I: Valentine's Day -- Outsider -- A Young Man's Long, Awkward, Occasionally Tragic, and Frequently Humiliating Education in Affairs of the Heart, Part II: The Crush -- Colorblind -- A Young Man's Long, Awkward, Occasionally Tragic, and Frequently Humiliating Education in Affairs of the Heart, Part III: The Dance -- Go Hitler! -- The Cheese Boys -- The World Doesn't Love You -- My Mother's List

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Born to be Creative

Noah Trevor was born in South Africa to a black mother and a white father. This was at the time that a union such as that was a crime. Noah's mother had to hide and shelter him for much of his childhood. In a place where Browns were only allowed to live with other Browns; Black only with Blacks; Whites with Whites; etc., a light-skinned African was a beacon of hatred and persecution. Young Noah did not make things easy for his mother, but she taught him to be proud and devout. Most times, she would have to chase him down and beat some sense into him, but his love for her never wavered. This book is humorous and sometimes sad. It's one of the titles that we have selected for an upcoming AHML book discussion in August. I had no idea who Noah was before reading this book. I wasn't aware that he was a stand-up comic and that he had his own late night TV show in America. Add successful author to his resume. This book has a nice flow to it. I picked it up in our Marketplace just to review it and ended-up not being able to put it down. I'm hoping that many check it out because I think that our discussion in August is gonna be something special.

You can hear Trevor Noah's voice in your head

Trevor Noah weaves his story with humor and insights into human nature & history. If you watch him host The Daily Show on Comedy Central, you will hear his voice in your head. He writes like he talks. Despite the hard times he experiences, his storytelling makes you smile & laugh. A good read. And you don't have to have seen him on TV to enjoy BORN A CRIME.
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