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Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood

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Book Decription:

The memoir 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.

Categories: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Competitive Thinking, Exclusionary Behavior, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Friendships, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Logical Ethics, Lying, Negative Thinking, Other People Exist, Planning, Power, Race and Racism, Relationships, Social Skills, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, THINKING, and Unhealthy Behavior

Author: Trevor Noah

Website: Link

Publisher: Doubleday Canada

Publishing Date: 2016-11-15

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