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Born a Crime

and Other Stories

South African ed.
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An edition of Born a Crime (2016)

Born a Crime

and Other Stories

South African ed.
  • 4.67 ·
  • 43 Ratings
  • 336 Want to read
  • 16 Currently reading
  • 52 Have read
Publish Date
Publisher
Macmillan
Language
English
Pages
342

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Trevor Noah’s path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show in New York 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.
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 his 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 being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping or simply trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his world with an incisive wit and an unflinching honesty.
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Cover of: Born a Crime
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
2019, Anchor Canada
paperback in English - Anchor Canada ed. (1)
Cover of: Born a Crime
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
2019, Spiegel & Grau
Paperback in English - 2019 Spiegel & Grau trade paperback edition (12)
Cover of: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood: 天生有罪 : 特雷弗·诺亚的变色人生
2018, Beijing United Publishing co., LTD
paperback in Chinese
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Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
2016, Doubleday Canada
Hardcover in English
Cover of: Born a Crime
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
2016, Spiegel & Grau
Hardcover in English - First Edition (1)
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Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
Jul 05, 2016, Doubleday Canada, imusti
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Cover of: Born a Crime
Born a Crime: and Other Stories
2016, Macmillan
Paperback in English - South African ed.
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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
2016, Audible Studios on Brilliance
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Northlands, Johannesburg

Edition Notes

Copyright Date
2016

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Pagination
342p.
Number of pages
342

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL35084994M
Internet Archive
borncrimeotherst0000noah
ISBN 10
1770105069
ISBN 13
9781770105065
OCLC/WorldCat
964574945
Goodreads
33123552

Work Description

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood is an autobiographical comedy book written by the South African comedian Trevor Noah, published in 2016.

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