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Born a Crime
- Stories from a South African Childhood
- By: Trevor Noah
- Narrated by: Trevor Noah
- Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
The compelling, inspiring (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his relatively young life.
Moving, hilarious, surprisingly informative
- By Crystal on 04-11-17
What a fantastic book!
Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?
I would definitely recommend this book to others I liked how humour was woven into such serious themes of poverty, domestic violence and racial discrimination.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Trevor's mother. She was a woman of substance. A woman of great strength and faith which saved her in the end. What a life!
Have you listened to any of Trevor Noah’s other performances before? How does this one compare?
Yes, I have subscribed to Trevor's daily Show. It is the last thing I watch on my phone before I go to sleep every night. I think its good to go to sleep laughing. Now I understand Trevor better and love him even more. I understand he visited my country Trinidad some months ago,(Feb 2018) How I would have loved to meet him.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No, I rather take it in pieces and that's how I listened to it. I chose to savour every bit of it. I did not want it to end. It was good that Trevor read it himself.
Any additional comments?
It was also very informative since I was able to learn about African culture during apartheid. I can't wait for the movie.
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