A review by in2reading
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noah


This series of stories about the author's early life is eye-opening and provides a look at a childhood fraught with poverty and racism as well as the love of his family during the years when South Africa went from apartheid to a more democratic society.

I liked it, but I can't help noticing that there are details in the Wikipedia article (backed up with sources) that are not discussed in the book. For example, according to Noah during a Fresh Air interview with Terry Gross, his mother converted to Judaism when he was 10 or 11. That is never mentioned although her devotion to Jesus throughout his life is emphasized.

I am glad I read this book and I would look forward to reading more about his life's journey.