Born a Crime : Stories from a South African childhood
(Audiobook)

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[Ashland, Oregon] : Brilliance Audio, [2016]., [Place of publication not identified] :
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Audiobook
Edition
Unabridged
Physical Desc
7 audio discs (10 hr.) : CD audio, digital ; 4 3/4 in.
Status
North Logan City Library - AUDIO
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Language
English
UPC
9781531865030
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Level 5.4, 13 Points

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Compact discs.
Participants/Performers
Read by Trevor Noah.
Description
One of the comedy world's fastest rising stars tells his wild coming-of-age story during the twilight of apartheid in South Africa and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed. Noah provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives.Trevor Noah is the host of The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, where he gleefully provides America with its nightly dose of serrated satire. He is a light-footed but cutting observer of the relentless absurdities of politics, nationalism, and race--and in particular the craziness of his own young life, which he's lived at the intersections of culture and history. In his first book, Noah tells his coming-of-age story with his larger-than-life mother during the last gasps of apartheid-era South Africa and the turbulent years that followed. Noah was born illegal--the son of a white, Dutch father and a black Xhosa mother, who had to pretend to be his nanny or his father's servant in the brief moments when the family came together. His brilliantly eccentric mother loomed over his life--a comically zealous Christian (they went to church six days a week and three times on Sunday), a savvy hustler who kept food on their table during rough times, and an aggressively involved, if often seriously misguided, parent who set Noah on his bumpy path to stardom. The stories Noah tells are sometimes dark, occasionally bizarre, frequently tender, and always hilarious--whether he's subsisting on caterpillars during months of extreme poverty or making comically pitiful attempts at teenage romance in a color-obsessed world; whether's he's being thrown into jail as the hapless fall guy for a crime he didn't commit or being thrown by his mother from a speeding car driven by murderous gangsters.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Noah, T. (2016). Born a Crime: Stories from a South African childhood (Unabridged). Brilliance Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Noah, Trevor. 2016. Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood. [Ashland, Oregon]: Brilliance Audio.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Noah, Trevor. Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood [Ashland, Oregon]: Brilliance Audio, 2016.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Noah, Trevor. Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood Unabridged, Brilliance Audio, 2016.

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