Book Discussion: Born a Crime

Join Drake Library in celebrating International Education Week with a book discussion of the New York Times bestseller Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. The comedian best known for hosting The Daily Show shares personal stories of growing up in South Africa during the last days of apartheid. The event will be Wednesday, 11/17 at 7 PM on the Main Floor of the library. We look forward to seeing you there!

Questions to provoke thought and discussion:

In Born a Crime, Noah seeks to dispel the myth that the ending of apartheid was bloodless. How much did you know about the end of apartheid before reading this book, and what did you learn about the history of South Africa by reading Noah’s story?

Noah and his mother lived in a variety of neighborhoods over the years. How does racial segregation affect the daily lives of young Trevor and his mother? What connections can you identify between the challenges in transportation and housing faced by Noah’s family and those faced by people living in poverty in racially segregated communities in the U.S. and Canada today?

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Author: Dana Laird


Posted: November 11, 2021