Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah. This week I’ll like to present something different; this book is fun, moving, and exciting to read.
If you didn’t know; Trevor Noah is a South African comedian, the host of “The Daily Show,” and the son of a Xhosa mother and a Swiss-German father.
He grew up during the apartheid in South Africa. Where black people weren’t allowed to interact white people, so his very own existence, was in fact, a crime.
“The stories 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 armed only with a keen sense of humor and an unconventional mother’s, unconditional love”
However, Trevor drives you through his world with a fantastic way to turn any painful experience into a funny story, with unflinching honesty.
“[A] compelling new memoir… By turns alarming, sad and funny, [Trevor Noah’s] book provides a harrowing look, through the prism of Mr. Noah’s family, at life in South Africa under apartheid…. Born a Crime is not just an unnerving account of growing up in South Africa under apartheid; but a love letter to the author’s remarkable mother. “
– Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times