Book Group: Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

 Olivia Rodham Memorial Library

2018 BOOK DISCUSSION IN NELSON

Third Monday of the Month

(except Holidays TBD)

10:30am

February 12th 

 

There is so much to love about this collection of essays by Trevor Noah about his life growing up in South Africa.  He was born during the era of apartheid to a black mother and a Swiss-German father at a time when it was illegal for blacks and whites to mix.  He had tremendous strength of character in a world in which he did not have a place.  He did not feel like he truly belonged with the whites, the coloreds, or the blacks.  Most other children born to parents of mixed races fled the country, so the parents did not have to hide their “crime.”

Trevor’s essays shed insight and understanding on and about South Africa’s diverse African cultural population (a country with 12 official languages), life under apartheid, and the aftermath of conditions once apartheid ended.  They are full of humor, grit, love and incredible good fortune or luck.


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