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Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noah

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graceless_grace's review

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5.0


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pinkgoblin's review

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elenamarmiroli's review against another edition

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challenging emotional informative medium-paced

3.75

Ho molto gradito il modo, e l'ironia, con cui l'autore racconta la sua vita, soprattutto per come riesce ad integrare organicamente la sua esperienza con il razzismo durante il periodo dell'apartheid e negli anni che seguono la sua abolizione.

La prosa risulta molto coinvolgente, così come gli aneddoti che lui di esporre nell'opera, cosa che ha reso il libro una lettura molto scorrevole, nonostante la pesantezza di alcuni dei temi trattati.


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purplelake's review against another edition

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adventurous emotional funny hopeful lighthearted medium-paced

5.0

Wow. Just wow. Born a Crime might be the best book I’ve read in the last couple years.
While novel centers around Noah’s childhood in South Africa, he and his mother are a binary star system, revolving around each other. The amount of respect Noah has for his mother, for all her strengths and weaknesses, charms and faults, is apparent in every word. And Noah’s mother is truly an incredible woman, providing wisdom and opportunity even during apartheid.
The story unfolds through witty vignettes, weaving the timeline back and forth, both non-sequential and somehow the way Noah’s tale is best told. Noah’s candid and irreverent voice is what truly puts this book over the top, guiding his audience through the race struggle of post-apartheid South Africa with grace and humor.
It comes as no surprise that Born a Crime is a comedic masterpiece, but it is the heart of the novel that makes it worth the read.

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teacupsandfirereads's review against another edition

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funny hopeful informative medium-paced

4.0

I definitely see the power of this book. It taught me a lot about South Africa and the apartheid, in a digestible manner that really helped me understand it. There was definitely some true Noah humour among the pages which was appreciated, but also great insight and thought that also comes from Noah. The emotional range was quite vast and helped the reader to be immersed in Noah's story. The organization and flow of the story felt a bit disorganized and it was hard to place events at times. I do think that this is a book worth the raves and the read though.

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emotional inspiring reflective fast-paced

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funny informative reflective medium-paced

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