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Common Book: 2018-19 Selection

Trevor Noah's Born a Crime

Trevor Noah is a political satirist, comedian and current host of The Daily Show on Comedy Central. He was born to a black South African mother and white European father during the time of apartheid. This era was known for institutionalized racism, where blacks, coloreds and whites could not legally marry or have children, hence the name of his memoir, Born a Crime.

Here are some themes in Born A Crime:

  • Personal Identity in relation to: race, culture, and language
  • Poverty & social status
  • Apartheid
  • Family relationship and dynamics
  • Domestic Violence
  • Empowerment and privilege
  • Faith and religion
  • Sexism
  • Survival and perseverance
  • Education
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