Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood deur Trevor Noah New York Times bestseller about one man’s coming-of-age, set
during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. 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. 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.
Salla sê: Trevor loop nie rond met ‘n klip op sy skouer nie, eerder ‘n rots. Die boek bestaan uit 18 opstelle/kortverhale oor die nou beroemde komediant se grootwordjare in Suid-Afrika. Dit is hoogs vermaaklik, maar tog drup die subteks van bitterheid. Mens kan hom seker nie daarvoor kwalik neem nie, apartheid in Suid-Afrika was nie jou maat nie, veral as jy swart of bruin was nie.