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Born A Crime

Stories from a South African Childhood

Trevor Noah

Published By
Trevor Noah, JOHN MURAY
Published On
Jan 01, 2017
apartheid, PERFORMING ARTS, HUMOR, Television personalities, Personal Memoirs, PERFORMING ARTS / Comedy, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY, HUMOR / Form / Essays, Essays, Comedy, HUMOR / Essays, Comedians, Biography, Comedians, biography, South africa, biography, Mothers and sons, South africa, history, South africa, social conditions

Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to 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 earliest 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, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. ...

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