Zoom Program: Real Men Read – Born a Crime

Thursday, August 27, 2020
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

About the Book

Born a Crime, by Trevor Noah

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.

 

About the Author

Trevor Noah is a comedian from South Africa and the host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show.

About the Book Club

Real Men Read is an open forum book discussion covering non-fiction, historical and science fiction, memoirs, and current events titles. Our tradition in Real Men Read is to stick to books with long titles and sub-titles, even if it’s fiction. All are invited!

To have a book set aside for you contact Dave Anderson at 859-781-6166, x.13

If you’d like to attend the Zoom meeting, please email danderson@cc-pl.org for details.

 

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