#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.
- Author: Trevor Noah
- Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
- Genres: Biography, Autobiography, Humor
- Awards: NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author
- Paperback: 304 pages
Summary: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood is an autobiographical comedy book written by the South African comedian Trevor Noah, published in 2016. A film adaptation is being produced by Paramount Players.
This is a brilliant, brutally honest, humorous account of Trevor Noah’s life growing up in pre and post apartheid South Africa. Throughout the book Mr. Noah’s charisma and humor shines through his writing. He is frank about his many wrong doings as a youngster but relates the stories in such a way the reader is often laughing out loud at his pranks.