Born a Crime - Part 1, Section 1 Summary & Analysis

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The book opens with a reproduction of South Africa’s “Immorality Act, 1927” – “To prohibit illicit carnal intercourse between Europeans and natives and other acts in relation thereto” (n/a).

Preface to “Run” – The author describes how the apartheid system of government was designed to pit the many tribes of indigenous South Africans against each other, particularly the Zulus (a tribe that the author describes as “warriors”) and the Xhosa (described as “thinkers”), the tribe to which his mother belonged.

Run – As he sets up the circumstances of his being thrown out of a moving car by his mother, the author says it happened on the way to church, and describes the three different churches he went to while a child in South Africa (white church, mixed church, and black church). He also describes how his (very religious) mother drove a second hand car...

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