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Virtual Book Club: "Born a Crime" by Trevor Noah

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Virtual Book Club
"Born a Crime" by Trevor Noah

Adults

Join our Hatley Branch staff and other fans of great books for an engaging virtual discussion of comedian Trevor Noah's fascinating life story.

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.

No registration is required to join the discussion and new people are always welcome! Please call the Hatley Branch with questions - including how to participate - at 715-446-3537.

  • Virtual Book Club: "Born a Crime" by Trevor Noah
    📅 Tue., 2/8/22, 12 p.m. CST @ GoToMeeting (Online)

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Join our Hatley Branch staff and other fans of great books for an engaging, virtual discussion of comedian Trevor Noah's fascinating life story. 🖶

Staff Reviews

"Born a Crime" by Trevor Noah

★★★★★ Before Trevor Noah was an internationally known comedian and host of The Daily Show he lived a modest life in South Africa with his mother. The two made a remarkable “team,” as he calls them, constantly trying to get ahead at the center of a world attempting to keep them behind. Trevor Noah’s father is white, Swiss, and German. His mother is black and Xhosa, a South African ethnic group. This fact of Trevor being “mixed” or “colored” was always at the forefront of his childhood. Trevor was born in South Africa when the country was... (read more)

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