Laman utama Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani, New York Times • Newsday • Esquire • NPR • Booklist

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.

The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother’s unconventional, unconditional love.

Tahun:
2016
Bahasa:
english
ISBN 13:
9780399588181
File:
EPUB, 1,06 MB
Mengunduh (epub, 1,06 MB)

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Gomolemo Lefawane
Beautiful book indeed. I enjoyed it so much
27 January 2020 (12:57) 
Tammy
Its mashallah!"If you're Christian and pray to jesus you're savage!
20 February 2020 (06:14) 
Ochaki
Fantastic book. Fun to read and also insightful on the different challenges one faces in a lifetime
08 April 2020 (11:00) 
MissCooms
What a beautiful story. I learned a lot, laughed so hard and also cried reading this. Thank you Trevor!!!
14 April 2020 (02:21) 
Tebogo
Fantastic book to read.
18 April 2020 (03:09) 
Grace
Very relatable, I absolutely enjoyed!! Fantastic book.
14 May 2020 (20:42) 
bren
I can’t open file on my iOS
17 May 2020 (02:47) 
Kiyesola
I enjoyed this book from the start to the finish. It is a complete tragicomedy. It spoke sincerity, a life borne out of the realities of the apartheid and it's effects on our mentalities. But Trevor and his mum chose otherwise, to disregard popular beliefs and culture which has and will continue to keep many below!
24 June 2020 (02:15) 
Tobs
Born a Crime is a great piece every one should read.
Thanks Trevor!!!
27 July 2020 (01:37) 
Tobs
Born a Crime is a great piece every one should read.
Thanks Trevor!!!
27 July 2020 (01:37) 
Gladness
Born a crime is a wonderful book that every book lover should read. I have decided to read it again.
10 August 2020 (21:34) 
Tls
I don't know what should I say more or be.Like,books are really expensive and at other times when you crave for reading it handles standards on how useful this app is.
13 August 2020 (00:48) 
Del
I loved this book 10/10 and this is coming from someone who doesn't like to read usually
02 September 2020 (09:59) 
Daya
Best book ever.
Complete thriller from.start to finish.
05 September 2020 (13:43) 
Love
Such an amazing book, love it so bad
01 November 2020 (15:03) 
Banke Odusanya
Being a Nigerian, I had always wondered why South hated Nigerians so much. Why the xenophobic attacks? Why can't they just love us... I mean we are all Blacks/Brothers (not that I support attacks on whites or any other race).

Then, I read the book and realized South Africans had been oppressed for so long. And like almost everyone who has been oppressed before, the aim is not to stop oppression but to become the oppressor. A crazy mentality!

Thank you Trevor for allowing me into your childhood... ❣️
01 November 2020 (16:04) 
Addo Joseph
This book is very interesting keep it up
11 November 2020 (04:47) 
Mr M Tent
Loved it. Phenomenal last chapter
19 November 2020 (22:35) 
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