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|Title||:||Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood|
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|Category||:||Non fiction, Memoir, Biography, Audiobook|
PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood 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 b .
Trevor Noah s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of i The Daily Show i 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 .
i Born a Crime i is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist It is also the story of that young man s relationship with his fearless rebellious and fervently religious mother his teammate a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty violence and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life .
The eighteen personal essays collected here are by turns hilarious dramatic and deeply affecting Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping or just trying to survive the life and death pitfalls of dating in high school Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother s unconventional unconditional love