Born A Crime by South African comedian Trevor Noah is a memoir of 282 pages. It deals with many things; light skin African privileges, unemployment, racism, domestic violence and many more social ills. Noah’s voice is humorous and witty.
We found his mom very inspirational. She taught him how to be a man and raised her son to reach beyond the stars. The world needs more mothers who don’t put any limits on their children. The world needs more parents who teach their children to think critically and to always strive to the best version of themselves.
There were many quotes we liked from the book. Our favorite passage said this:
“…the traditional man wants a woman to be subservient, but he never falls in love with subservient women. He’s attracted to independent women. ‘He’s like an exotic bird collector,’ she said. “He only wants a woman who is free because his dream is to put her in a cage.”
True words indeed. Above all, the stories will make you laugh and cry at times. Thus, we highly recommend this book to anyone wanting to know more about African writers out there.
Rating : 5/5