Thursday, July 04, 2019

Book Review: Born a Crime

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

This is a very interesting, sometimes funny, sometimes upsetting, story of Trevor Noah growing up in South Africa, first under apartheid and later in its fledgling freedom. I learned a bit more about what apartheid really meant. His story is a universal one of family love, angst, struggles, intertwined with the imposed struggles brought on by an arbitrary and punishing political system of apartheid. He was a spirited, complex and intelligent boy and young man. Very well-told, and after reading other reviews, I'm sorry I didn't listen to the audio version which Noah himself narrates.

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