Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood
Spiegel & Grau
Noah's path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother, at the time such a union was punishable by five years in prison. As he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist, his mother is determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life....
Family Relationships; Racial Diversity; Interracial; Biracial; Step parent; Race discrimination; Domestic abuse; biracial child; interracial parents; racism; step parent abuse; step siblings
Black / German / Swiss
South Africa; apartheid; Xhosa; religion; Christianity; languages; mother and son relationship
Noah, Trevor, "Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood" (2016). DIVerse Families. 677.