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The Resource Born a crime : and other stories, Trevor Noah

Born a crime : and other stories, Trevor Noah

Label
Born a crime : and other stories
Title
Born a crime
Title remainder
and other stories
Statement of responsibility
Trevor Noah
Title variation
Born a crime
Title variation remainder
stories from a South African childhood
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The compelling, inspiring, (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his relatively young life. As host of the US hit show The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, he provides viewers around the globe with their nightly dose of biting satire, but here Noah turns his focus inward, giving readers a deeply personal, heartfelt and humorous look at the world that shaped him. Noah was born a crime, son of 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 first 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, take him away. A collection of eighteen personal stories, Born a Crime tells the story of a mischievous young boy growing into a restless young man as he struggles to find his place in a world where he was never supposed to exist. Born a Crime is equally the story of that young man's fearless, rebellious and fervently religious mother - a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence and abuse that ultimately threatens her own life. 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, Noah illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and an unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a personal portrait of an unlikely childhood in a dangerous time, as moving and unforgettable as the very best memoirs and as funny as Noah's own hilarious stand-up. Born a Crime is a must read
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1984-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Noah, Trevor
Dewey number
B
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Noah, Trevor
  • Noah, Trevor
  • Apartheid
  • Mothers and sons
  • Comedians
  • Comedians
  • Television personalities
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
  • South Africa
Target audience
adult
Label
Born a crime : and other stories, Trevor Noah
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : John Murray, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Run -- Born a crime -- Trevor, pray -- Chameleon -- The second girl -- Loopholes -- Fufi -- Robert -- II. The mulberry tree -- A young man's long, awkward, occasionally tragic, and frequently humiliating education in affairs of the heart, part I: Valentine's Day -- Outsider -- A young man's long, awkward, occasionally tragic, and frequently humiliating education in affairs of the heart, part II: the crush -- Colorblind -- A young man's long, awkward, occasionally tragic, and frequently humiliating education in affairs of the heart, part III: the dance -- III. Go Hitler! -- The cheese boys -- The world doesn't love you -- My mother's life -- Acknowledgments
Control code
000061101146
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781473635302
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2017020216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1006335658
Label
Born a crime : and other stories, Trevor Noah
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London : John Murray, 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Run -- Born a crime -- Trevor, pray -- Chameleon -- The second girl -- Loopholes -- Fufi -- Robert -- II. The mulberry tree -- A young man's long, awkward, occasionally tragic, and frequently humiliating education in affairs of the heart, part I: Valentine's Day -- Outsider -- A young man's long, awkward, occasionally tragic, and frequently humiliating education in affairs of the heart, part II: the crush -- Colorblind -- A young man's long, awkward, occasionally tragic, and frequently humiliating education in affairs of the heart, part III: the dance -- III. Go Hitler! -- The cheese boys -- The world doesn't love you -- My mother's life -- Acknowledgments
Control code
000061101146
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9781473635302
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2017020216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1006335658

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