Born a Crime Stories from a South African Childhood By : Trevor Noah

Born a Crime Stories from a South African Childhood

One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. • Noah provides something deeper than traditional memorists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives. • Trevor Noah is the host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning the Daily Show. • Trevor Noah has long been a popular comedian around the globe. About the Book:Trevor Noah is the host of the Daily Show with Trevor Noah, where he gleefully provides America with its nightly dose of serrated satire. He is a light-footed but cutting observer of the relentless absurdities of politics, nationalism and race -- and in particular the craziness of his own young life, which he's lived at the intersections of culture and history. In his first book, Noah tells his coming of age story with his larger-than life mother during the last gasps of apartheid-era South Africa and the turbulent years that followed. Noah was born illegal -- the son of a white, Dutch father and a black Xhosa mother, who had to pretend to be his nanny or his father's servant in the brief moments when the family came together. His brilliantly eccentric mother loomed over his life -- a comically zealous Christian (they went to church six days a week and three times on Sunday), a savvy hustler who kept food on their table during rough times and an aggressively involved, if often seriously misguided, parent who set Noah on his bumpy path to stardom.

Book Details

Number of Pages: 288 Pages
Bar Code: 9781473635296
Publisher: Hachette

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  • Author: Trevor Noah
    Publication Date: 30/11/-0001
    Binding: Paperback
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