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The Resource Born a Crime : Stories from a South African Childhood, Trevor Noah, (electronic resource)

Born a Crime : Stories from a South African Childhood, Trevor Noah, (electronic resource)

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Born a Crime : Stories from a South African Childhood
Title
Born a Crime
Title remainder
Stories from a South African Childhood
Statement of responsibility
Trevor Noah
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Language
eng
Summary
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. Trevor Noah?s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents? indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa?s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man?s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother?his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother?s unconventional, unconditional love
Biography type
autobiography
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MnSpTMCL
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1984-
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Noah, Trevor
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Noah, Trevor
  • Comedians
  • Comedians
  • Television personalities
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Born a Crime : Stories from a South African Childhood, Trevor Noah, (electronic resource)
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Electronic book
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unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource
  • 304 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780399588181
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masqm89
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Electronic reproduction.
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unknown sound
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remote
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(MnSpTMCL)masqm89
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  • Format: Adobe EPUB
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Label
Born a Crime : Stories from a South African Childhood, Trevor Noah, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
Electronic book
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
  • 1 online resource
  • 304 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780399588181
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
masqm89
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(MnSpTMCL)masqm89
System details
  • Format: Adobe EPUB
  • Requires: cloudLibrary (file size: 1.1 MB)

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