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Born a Crime (Random House LCC US)

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Artikelnummer: 9780525509028

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER & #8226 More than one million copies sold! A & #8220 brilliant& #8221 (Lupita Nyong& #8217 o, Time),  & #8220 poignant& #8221 (Entertainment Weekly), & #8220 soul-nourishing& #8221 (USA Today)  memoir  about coming of  age during the twilight of  apartheid   & #8220 Noah& #8217 s childhood stories are told with all the hilarity and intellect that characterizes his comedy, while illuminating a dark and brutal period in South Africa& #8217 s history that must never be forgotten.& #8221 & #8212 Esquire   Winner of the Thurber Prize for  American Humor  and  an NAACP Image Award & #8226 Named one of the best books of the year by The  New York Time, USA Today, San Francisco Chronicle, NPR, Esquire, Newsday, and Booklist Trevor Noah& #8217 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& #8217 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& #8217 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& #8217 s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother& #8212 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& #8217 s unconventional, unconditional love.

Person Trevor Noah
Genre Fremdsprachig
Einband Taschenbuch
ISBN 978-0-525-50902-8
Abmessungen (B/H/T) 200x129x18mm
Gewicht 224 g