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Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood

Author: Trevor Noah
Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Noah's path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother, at the time such a union was punishable by five years in prison. As he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist, his mother is determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiography
Autobiographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Electronic edition:
Noah, Trevor, 1984-
Born a crime.
Toronto : Doubleday Canada, 2016
(OCoLC)946215615
Named Person: Trevor Noah; Trevor Noah; Trevor Noah
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Trevor Noah
ISBN: 9780399590979 0399590978 9780399588174 0399588175 9780399590443 0399590447
OCLC Number: 945946648
Description: x, 288 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: I. Run --
Born a crime --
Trevor, pray --
Chameleon --
The second girl --
Loopholes --
Fufi --
Robert --
II. The mulberry tree --
A young man's long, awkward, occasionally tragic, and frequently humiliating education in affairs of the heart, part I: Valentine's Day --
Outsider --
A young man's long, awkward, occasionally tragic, and frequently humiliating education in affairs of the heart, part II: the crush --
Colorblind --
A young man's long, awkward, occasionally tragic, and frequently humiliating education in affairs of the heart, part III: the dance --
III. Go Hitler! --
The cheese boys --
The world doesn't love you --
My mother's life --
Acknowledgments.
Responsibility: Trevor Noah.

Abstract:

Noah's path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother, at the time such a union was punishable by five years in prison. As he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist, his mother is determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. With an incisive wit and unflinching honesty, Noah weaves together a moving yet funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time. -- Adapted from publisher.
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