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Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood / by Trevor Noah.

Available copies

  • 14 of 16 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

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.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 921 NOAH 2016 (Text) 33892100583690 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 12/11/2018 Checked out 05/01/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399588174
  • ISBN: 0399588175
  • ISBN: 9781473635302
  • Physical Description: x, 288 pages ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2016.

Content descriptions

General Note:
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Formatted Contents Note:
Run -- Born a crime -- Trevor, pray -- Chameleon -- The second girl -- Loopholes -- Fufi -- Robert -- 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 -- Go Hitler! -- The cheese boys -- The world doesn't love you -- My mother's life.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Target Audience Note:
780L Lexile.
Subject: Comedians > United States > Biography.
Comedians > South Africa > Biography.
Television personalities > United States > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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