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The Resource Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood, Trevor Noah

Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood, Trevor Noah

Label
Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood
Title
Born a crime
Title remainder
stories from a South African childhood
Statement of responsibility
Trevor Noah
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. 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. Born a Crime 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 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 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
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 791.4502/8092
  • B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood, Trevor Noah
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2016031399
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 282 pages
Isbn
9780399588174
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2016031399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood, Trevor Noah
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2016031399
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 282 pages
Isbn
9780399588174
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Lccn
2016031399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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