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Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood

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"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. The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother's unconventional, unconditional love" --

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Avon Free Library 921 NOA (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52113300430962
Checked out
06/25/2019
Clyde-Savannah Public Library 921 Noah (Text)
Adult Nonfiction
52116300693067
Available
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Geneva Public Library 791.4502 NOA (Text)
Second Floor Nonfiction
52118300904999
Checked out
06/24/2019
Gorham Free Library B NOAH (Text)
Adult Biography
52119300169658
Checked out
06/29/2019
Lima Public Library BIO NOAH (Text)
Adult Biography
32139000985570
Checked out
07/03/2019
Livonia Public Library BIO NOAH (Text)
Adult Biographies
52140300493997
Checked out
06/26/2019
Macedon Public Library BIO NOAH (Text)
Adult Biography
52121300565570
In transit
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Mount Morris Library 921 Noah (Text)
Biographies
52123300255574
Available
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Naples Library B NOAH (Text)
Adult Biographies
52124300342321
In transit
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Ontario Public Library BIO NOAH (Text)
Adult Biography
52126300705324
Checked out
07/02/2019
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