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

challenging emotional funny informative slow-paced


This is the story of Trevor Noah's life before fame and he narrates it wonderfully. But it is also an explanation of apartheid and a brief history of race in South Africa. I really enjoyed this. It felt like a quick read and he manages to get the message of how messed up the whole system was while still maintaining the wit he is best know for. There are moments in this book that did shock me and there are moments that made me laugh, sometimes even about things that are no laughing matter. I found this book to be quite educational and informative in a way that was serious and lighthearted in just the right ways to make it memorable.

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