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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
Born a Crime Stories from a South African Childhood
Author: Trevor Noah
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ? The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man?s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed — NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY — Michiko Kakutani, New York Times ? USA Today ? San Francisco Chronicle ? NPR ? Esquire ? Newsday ? Boo...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780399588198
ISBN-10: 0399588191
Publication Date: 2/12/2019
Pages: 304
Edition: Reprint
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 35 ratings
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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This was amazing. I do not understand how there are people who thought this was bad. My first thought is that it's white people who just don't/won't get what growing up black is like, but I don't want to be that person.

As a black woman growing up in racist America, even I cannot imagine what it was like to grow up like Trevor did. Apartheid... I just can't imagine. I've experienced racism, but DAMN! I thought this was a brilliant story about his life and the fact that he was unapologetic made it that much better. Why should he apologize? And no wonder he turned to comedy. Yikes! His life was fully a humor, but sadness and fear were very prevalent. I cried when he spoke about his mother being shot and how he thought he had lost her. I was so angry that nothing was ever done about his waste of space step-father. The only parts I skipped were anything with the dogs being abused, or if/when they died. I cannot do animal abuse or death even if the death is just of old age.

Excellent listen.


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