“Born a Crime” review

The election of Donald Trump has inadvertently led to the rising fame of saturable talk show hosts in the US. Trevor Noah is one such presenter but his book “Born a Crime” describes the childhood of the daily show host. 

Donald Trump sketch
Born in South Africa during apartheid, Noah discusses the struggles of navigating issues of race in a country where his very existance is proof of a crime.

Noah reading his book [Source: Twitter]

Negotiating social life in South Africa with a strict and religiously devout mother was not easy for Noah and his eventual rise to fame in the US is the end result of an unpredictable,  funny and at times heartbreaking story which is told with humour and entertains throughout. 

‘Born a Crime’ book cover

Noah’s story only details his childhood and his career now shows how he uses humour and comedy to cover social issues he has been overcoming his entire life. 

“Born a Crime” is an honest and brave autobiography by one of America’s emerging television talents and would be a perfect holiday read . 


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