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Born a Crime

Stories From a South African Childhood
Feb 01, 2021
Noah is the host of the Daily Show, on Comedy Central, and the way he talks on that show is really apparent in the book as well. HIs ability to turn anything into humor made me laugh constantly while reading this memoir. However, at the same time, I appreciated how he was able to get serious about issues such as racism and explain the type of violence black people experienced in their own country from colonization from Europeans. This book really helped me draw some parallels between black peoples’ experiences in South Africa and the United States, and deepened my understanding of the systematic racism that can dehumanize an entire population. This type of mix between humor at times and discussion of serious issues at others makes this a phenomenal book to read.