Born a Crime Summary
Trevor Noah

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Born a Crime Overview

This memoir by television commentator and comedian Trevor Noah is the story of his experiences growing up as mixed-race in South Africa during the apartheid era, a place and time in which being mixed-race, or the offspring of a mixed-race relationship, could be perceived as a criminal offense. As his narrative explores his close, complicated relationship with his mother and his boundary-pushing maturation into young adulthood, the author also explores issues related to growing up under the constant threat of violence, as well as those related to the nature and value of independence, and religious faith.

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