Pub. Date: 2016
Genres: Memoir, Comedy
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
I watch The Daily Show with Trevor Noah frequently, so I’ve been interested in reading about his life for a while and I appreciate Trevor’s brand of comedy. I was mostly convinced to read Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood after I watched one of Trevor’s old stand-up comedy acts. It’s an amazing and hilarious read.
His memoir is hilarious while covering serious topics, such as apartheid, colonialism, religion, and gender roles. In Born a Crime, Trevor was born a crime in South Africa because he is the son of a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother. He was born in a time when his existence was proof of their coupling, which was punishable with prison time. The memoir follows the trials and adventures of him as the mischievous…
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