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

emotional informative reflective medium-paced


Absolutely fascinating and a compelling read. If I had read the print copy instead of listening to the audio, I might have given it 4.5 stars, but there's too much unnecessary profanity that grated on my ears. However, listening to the various dialects/accents from Noah himself was definitely worth it.

A lot of interesting stories and some great points made proving that race is nothing but a social construct. I particularly loved the analogy of "teaching a man to fish" but not giving him a fishing pole. POWERFUL! #Truth

I highly recommend this book, Noah and his mother are amazingly strong, resilient people. I would love to hear more about his life after the end of this book.