Reviews tagging Sexual violence
Graphic: Gun violence, Violence, Racism, Sexual violence, and Toxic relationship
Moderate: Misogyny and Police brutality
- “Racism exists. People are getting hurt, and just because it’s not happening to you doesn’t mean it’s not happening.”
- “Racism is not logical.”
- “Because racism exists, and you have to pick a side. You can say that you don’t pick sides, but eventually life will force you to pick a side.”
Overall, I truly enjoyed Born a Crime. I learned a lot from his firsthand source about growing up in apartheid and post-apartheid South Africa, both about the political and social state of the country at the time Noah was growing up and the history of colonialism in South Africa as well as its effects. This book was not at all hard to read; Noah’s humor contributes to how easy his book is to understand and to finish without feeling beat up.
Note: Certain allegories and comments made in this book, especially those about cultures that Noah himself is not a part of (mainly on Jewish culture/people and Judaism) did bother me in part.
Moderate: Gun violence, Racism, Xenophobia, Physical abuse, and Child abuse
Minor: Sexual violence and Police brutality
Moderate: Gun violence, Sexual violence, Toxic relationship, Suicidal thoughts, Slavery, Sexism, and Domestic abuse
dorakathryn's review against another edition
Graphic: Gun violence, Domestic abuse, Alcoholism, Child abuse, Physical abuse, and Toxic relationship
Moderate: Blood, Bullying, Hate crime, Mental illness, Misogyny, Police brutality, Racial slurs, Racism, Sexism, Sexual violence, Sexual assault, and Violence
nibs's review against another edition
The light hearted tone of of this book counters the heavier topics really well. It's grounded in his reality. I would recommend this book to many people because of its readability. I just learnt so much from reading this.
SpoilerI though Trevor's mother had been killed, and I was so mad and gutted. It is so so lucky that she survived that.
Graphic: Domestic abuse, Gun violence, and Racism
Moderate: Sexual violence