Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood


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"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."--Provided by publisher.

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Dec 13, 2020

Excellent storytelling

Born a Crime is about his life growing up in South Africa, up to his adult years. He focuses on his mother, his friends, and some intriguing youthful experiences. I had been meaning to read this book since I heard Trevor speaking about it in 2016 and have recently been pestered by my mom to read it. For good reason as it turns out, as the writing of this book is amazing. I am not normally a fan of nonfiction, but Trevor is engaging and tells his past through stories so that I was never bored. I loved learning about parts of his life that I had never known before and felt I developed more of an understanding of how he came to be the person he is. I only wish that he had talked about how he came to the US and his life here. I would recommend this book for any fan of Trevor Noah

Royston Vassey

Sep 27, 2017


This was a well-written, thought-provoking book and I would recommend it to fans Trevor Noah, or even those who have never heard of him, but what to be entertained, and learn something in the bargain.

Gregory C H

Mar 1, 2017

I recommend the audio books version.

Excellent book made even better with the audio books version. To hear Trevor Noah in his own voice is outstanding. A brilliant, entertaining author giving insight into growing up the apartheid world of South Africa.

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