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; Single parent; Step parent; Family violence; Biracial; Interracial; Race discrimination; single mother; step father; step siblings; abusive step father; physical abuse; biracial child; interracial parents; racism; segregation
Black (South African) / White (German/Swiss)
Audie Award, 2018, Finalist, Audiobook of the Year
South Africa; apartheid; Xhosa; religion; Christianity; languages; mother and son relationship; crime
Noah, Trevor, "Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood" (2016). Diverse Families. 677.