Sunday, July 02, 2017

Born a Crime - Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah tells us about his life growing up in South Africa.  Because his mother was black and his father white, his birth was considered a crime.  In a society where he didn't seem to fit into any racial group this gives him a unique perspective.   As he and his mother move from suburb to suburb he moves schools and into new social groups and finds it difficult to fit in.

Now as the host of the Daily Show, I have seen a few bits of the show on YouTube where Trevor comes across as an intelligent, funny and we'll informed man.  So inspiring to see someone do so well in their career and life, especially after you read this memoir and understand his background. 4/5


John Bellen said...

I'm glad he was able to rise above any adversity with which he met.

sallyhicks said...

When I was at high school a zillion years ago,we were recommended to read a book called KingsBlood Royal. It was about a white girl who discovered she had some black blood in her . It was so terrible an outcome that I have never forgotten the name or some details. Those times were more than terrible. I haven't researched it so possibly long out of print. It was a good lesson to have learnt to prevent anyone being racist.