A review by misosoupcup
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noah

challenging emotional funny informative medium-paced

4.5

didn't agree with all of trevor noah's opinions regarding race and the justice system, but boy can he fucking WRITE OMG. every chapter had a purpose leading up to a bigger goal. every story was methodically plotted. How i interpreted his message: no one is born a "criminal" (or born a crime). we are all just products of our history and circumstances that work to trap us. when we take the time to understand people, people in which we can think we have nothing in common with, we can identify our allies and our friends and fight against the history that trapped us in the first place. Well played trevor.

Also love that this book is basically a giant love letter to his mom. Every word is a gift to Patricia, a gift to honor her and I can't fucking get over that. I honestly wasn't expecting much when I picked up this book, but its one of my favorite autobiographies to be completely honest. 

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