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Born a Crime
Author: Trevor Noah

ISBN: 9780399588174
Format: Hardcover
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 15 November 2016
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 16.51 x 2.79
Description:
The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of a young man's coming of age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.

Trevor Noah is one of the comedy world's brightest new voices, a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race, and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his relatively young life. As host of "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah," he provides viewers in America and around the globe with their nightly dose of biting satire, but here Noah turns his focus inward, giving readers a deeply personal, heartfelt, and humorous look at the world that shaped him.

Noah was born a crime, the son of a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother, at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents' indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the first years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, take him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa's white rule, Trevor and his mother set...

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