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BORN A CRIME: STORIES FROM A SOUTH AFRICAN CHILDHOOD

1 November 2017

Trevor Noah

Trevor Noah, a South African comedian and the current host of The Daily Show, was born to a white father and a black mother in apartheid South Africa, at a time when interracial relationships were banned. Born a Crime, his memoir of growing up in Johannesburg in the 1980s and 1990s, provides a ground-level view of the violence and absurdity of everyday life under apartheid. It also tackles the enormous challenges facing the post-apartheid democratic state, including transcending race-thinking and building an inclusive society—but Noah explores these serious issues with irony and wit.

Hachette India, 304 pages, Rs 399

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