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

By: Noah, Trevor, 1984- [author.]
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Spiegel & Grau, [2016]Edition: First editionDescription: x, 288 pages ; 25 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780399588174; 0399588175Subject(s): Noah, Trevor, 1984- | Comedians -- United States -- Biography | Comedians -- South Africa -- Biography | Television personalities -- United States -- Biography | Apartheid -- South Africa | Comedians -- United States -- Biography | Comedians -- South Africa -- BiographyGenre/Form: Biography. | Autobiography. | Autobiographies. | Autobiography. | Autobiographies. | Autobiographies.Additional physical formats: Online version:: Born a crime.DDC classification: 791.4502/8092 | B LOC classification: PN2287.N557 | A3 2016
Contents:
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 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 -- III. Go Hitler! -- The cheese boys -- The world doesn't love you -- My mother's life -- Acknowledgments.
2019 Lincoln Award Nominee In: OKS PrintSummary: 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. -- Adapted from publisher.
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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 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 -- III. Go Hitler! -- The cheese boys -- The world doesn't love you -- My mother's life -- Acknowledgments.

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. -- Adapted from publisher.

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