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

Noah, Trevor, 1984- (author.).

Available copies

  • 16 of 32 copies available at SC LENDS. (Show)
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Beaufort County Library System.

Current holds

2 current holds with 32 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Beaufort - Beaufort Branch B NOAH (Text) 0530010866479 Adult Biography Collection In transit -
Beaufort - Hilton Head Branch B NOAH (Text) 0530010609655 Adult Book Club Books Checked out 06/01/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780399588174
  • ISBN: 0399588175
  • Physical Description: x, 288 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, 2016.

Content descriptions

Formatted Contents Note:
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 1: Valentine's Day ; Outsider ; Part 2: The crush ; Colorblind ; Part 3: The dance -- III. Go Hitler! ; The cheese boys ; The world doesn't love you ; My mother's life.
Summary, etc.:
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. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. -- publisher.
Subject: Noah, Trevor, 1984-
Comedians > United States > Biography.
Comedians > South Africa > Biography.
Television personalities > United States > Biography.
HUMOR / Essays.
Genre: Biographies.

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