The Resource Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood, Trevor Noah

Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood, Trevor Noah

Label
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
Title variation
Born a crime and other stories
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Noah's path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother, at the time such a union was punishable by five years in prison. As he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist, his mother is determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. With an incisive wit and unflinching honesty, Noah weaves together a moving yet funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time
Summary
Trevor Noah, host of The Daily Show, shares his remarkable story of growing up in South Africa, with a black South African mother and a white European father at a time when it was against the law for a mixed-race child like him to exist. In a country where racism barred blacks from social, educational, and economic opportunity, Trevor surmounted staggering obstacles and created a promising future for himself, thanks to his mother's unwavering love and indomitable will.
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2016
  • Booklist Editors' Choice: Adult Books for Young Adults, 2016.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2017
  • Thurber Prize for American Humor, 2017.
Biography type
autobiography
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10535050
Cataloging source
DLC
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1984-
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Noah, Trevor
Dewey number
  • 791.4502/8092
  • B
Index
no index present
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770
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Noah, Trevor
  • Comedians
  • Comedians
  • Television personalities
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • HUMOR
  • PERFORMING ARTS
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
stories from a South African childhood
Label
Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood, Trevor Noah
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn945946648
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 288 pages
Isbn
9780399588174
Lccn
2016031399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)945946648
Label
Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood, Trevor Noah
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn945946648
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 288 pages
Isbn
9780399588174
Lccn
2016031399
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)945946648

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