30
Nov
2020
Cupertino
Zoom
CA
United States of America

11/30 Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah, and moderated by the very special Bev Lenihan

 

Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah , 304 pp. 11/30/20

A memoir about growing up biracial in apartheid South Africa by the host of “The Daily Show.”  The book, subtitled “Stories from a South African Childhood,” is a collection of the author’s recollections of his childhood and youth growing up in apartheid-era South Africa. Each chapter is prefaced with commentary that in most cases offers cultural or historical background (that is: commentary on the history and causes of apartheid in South Africa), but in some cases gives family or personal background to the chapter that follows.