Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Hey Bookies,

Happy New Month!!

This month we are reading “Born a crime: Stories from a South African childhood” by one of my faves, Trevor Noah๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

Trevor Noah makes me laugh. Now if you know me, then you know making me laugh can be quite an impressive feat, lol.
And his book made me laugh too๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

First time I read this book was about 3 years ago and this book was what re-launched me into the world of reading, especially reading non-fiction books.

Born a Crime is an autobiography like none other. In the book, Trevor Noah leads us through his unusual childhood in South Africa, durring Apartheid.

His stories are funny, touching, heartwarming, and heartbreaking at the same time. You laugh just as much as you think and reflect on the injustice a lot of south Africans had to go through durring this period. And not only that, you reflect on the world as it is, and the many injustices poverty, racism, sexism, and inequality cause.

Some of my favorite quotes from the book include

  • “We tell people to follow their dreams, but you can only dream of what you can imagine, and, depending on where you come from, your imagination can be quite limited”
  • People love to say, โ€œGive a man a fish, and heโ€™ll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and heโ€™ll eat for a lifetime.โ€ What they donโ€™t say is, โ€œAnd it would be nice if you gave him a fishing rod.โ€ Thatโ€™s the part of the analogy thatโ€™s missing”

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I really enjoyed reading this book and I hope that you do too.

Remember you can leave your thoughts in the comment section. I enjoy reading them๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š

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