Born a Crime

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Trevor Noah
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Oct 27, 2021

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah is an autobiography that sheds light on the systematic issues within South Africa. The book centers around Trevor’s childhood and the way he was raised. The story ranges from going to church, his relationship with his mom, and even finding a sweetheart for a dance. Additionally, Born a Crime brings attention to heavy issues such as apartheid and domestic abuse. The way he writes brings in a lighthearted tone and uses humor to convey the themes even when they have serious undertones. This way of telling the story allows everyone to understand and comprehend the themes of the story.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I would rate it 5 stars. I enjoyed how he incorporated humor into every chapter; it kept me reading and I never got bored. It has so many complex themes, that the more you read, the more you pick up on. Personally, I liked the theme of identity and belonging, and he portrays it in both positive and negative light. Honestly, I would recommend this book to anyone wanting to learn more about South Africa, or anyone who wants a good read.

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