Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood: Gates Notes - Cărți recomandate de Bill Gates

Autor Trevor Noah
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'Powerful, charming and clever' THE TIMES

'Witty and brilliant' O: THE OPRAH MAGAZINE

'A memoir with heft . . . this story soars' PEOPLE, Best New Books

Trevor Noah was BORN A CRIME - not because he could answer back in five languages; not because his mother threw him out of the window of a moving car; not because he shoplifted; not because he accidentally burnt down someone's house with a magnifying glass; not even because he took Hitler to a bar mitzvah - but because this was South Africa and his mother was black and his father was white . . .

'Moving stories that will leave you laughing' BILL GATES

'Raw, compelling and by turns alarming, sad, and funny. . .' NEW YORK TIMES

'A soul-nourishing pleasure' USA TODAY

'A remarkable memoir leavened with insight and wit, Born a Crime does more to expose apartheid - its legacy, its pettiness, its small-minded stupidity and its damage - than any other recent history or academic text' GUARDIAN
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ISBN-13: 9781473635302
ISBN-10: 1473635306
Pagini: 282
Dimensiuni: 178 x 202 x 20 mm
Greutate: 0.22 kg
Colecția John Murray Press
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Ovidiu Lefter a dat nota:

The guy manages to be quite funny when he writes also. A funny way to look at some really serious topics

Anonim a dat nota:

Born a Crime nu e atat o autobiografie, cat o colectie de povesti din copilaria lui Trevor. Pe alocuri pare chiar personaj secundar in umbra mamei sale, care se dovedeste a fi adevarata inima a cartii. O lectura usoara, dar informativa pentru cei interesati de situatia rasiala din Africa de Sud si viata in Apartheid, dar si o poveste despre personaje reale de o incredibila putere si motivatie. Trevor ofera umorul caracteristic situatilor haioase, dar acorda gravitatea necesara momentelor serioase care i-au inlfuentat viata. As recomanda aceasta carte si iubitorilor de fictiune, si adeptilor non-fiction, pentru ca se gaseste in ea cate ceva pentru fiecare.

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One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his relatively young life. As host of the US hit show The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, he provides viewers  around the globe with their nightly dose of biting satire, but here Noah turns his focus inward, giving readers a deeply personal, heartfelt and humorous look at the world that shaped him.


Noah was born a crime, son of a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother, at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents' indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the first years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, take him away.

A collection of eighteen personal stories, Born a Crime tells the story of a mischievous young boy growing into a restless young man as he struggles to find his place in a world where he was never supposed to exist. Born a Crime is equally the story of that young man's fearless, rebellious and fervently religious mother - a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence and abuse that ultimately threatens her own life.


Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Noah illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and an unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a  personal portrait of an unlikely childhood in a dangerous time, as moving and unforgettable as the very best memoirs and as funny as Noah's own hilarious stand-up. Born a Crime is a must read.

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