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
Stories from a South African childhood
Creator
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Author
5bPBmOelLpI
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"One of the comedy world's fastest-rising stars tells his wild coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memorists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives. Trevor Noah is the host of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, where he gleefully provides America with its nightly dose of serrated satire. He is a light-footed but cutting observer of the relentless absurdities of politics, nationalism and race--and in particular the craziness of his own young life, which he's lived at the intersections of culture and history. In his first book, Noah tells his coming of age story with his larger-than-life mother during the last gasps of apartheid-era South Africa and the turbulent years that followed. Noah was born illegal--the son of a white, Dutch father and a black Xhosa mother, who had to pretend to be his nanny or his father's servant in the brief moments when the family came together. His brilliantly eccentric mother loomed over his life--a comically zealous Christian (they went to church six days a week and three times on Sunday), a savvy hustler who kept food on their table during rough times, and an aggressively involved, if often seriously misguided, parent who set Noah on his bumpy path to stardom. The stories Noah tells are sometimes dark, occasionally bizarre, frequently tender, and always hilarious--whether he's subsisting on caterpillars during months of extreme poverty or making comically pitiful attempts at teenage romance in a color-obsessed world; whether's he's being thrown into jail as the hapless fall guy for a crime he didn't commit or being thrown by his mother from a speeding car driven by murderous gangsters."--
Additional physical form
Issued also in electronic format.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1984-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Noah, Trevor
Dewey number
792.702/8092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Noah, Trevor
  • Comedians
  • Apartheid
  • Racially mixed people
  • Television personalities
  • Noah, Trevor
  • Apartheid
  • Comedians
  • Racially mixed people
  • Television personalities
  • South Africa
  • United States
Target audience
general
Label
Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood, Trevor Noah
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 288 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780385689229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)946215670
  • (OCoLC)ocn946215670
Label
Born a crime : stories from a South African childhood, Trevor Noah
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 288 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780385689229
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)946215670
  • (OCoLC)ocn946215670

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