Don’t you just love a good book that has the ability to take you through several emotions? Trevor Noah’s “Born A Crime” is absolutely hilarious, perturbing, and inspiring all in one and I am ready to share some of the parts of the book that I really enjoyed.
In this article, I review "Born A Crime" by Trevor Noah. Click play to see my honest Book Review. Be sure to also subscribe to be automatically entered to win FREE tea/books/stuff during Tea End Blog Give-Aways. Already subscribed? Tell a friend!
Title: Born A Crime
Page Count: 288
Author: Trevor Noah
Published Date: 2016
Publishing Company: Spiegel & Grau
"I became a chameleon. My color didn't change, but I could change your perception of my color. If you spoke to me in Zulu, I replied to you in Zulu. If you spoke to me is Tswana, I replied to you in Tswana. Maybe I didn't look like you, but if I spoke like you, I was you." - (Born A Crime by Trevor Noah, pg. 56 ¶ 1)
Have you ever felt as though you had to change the way you speak so that people will perceive you differently? If so, please explain in the comments!
ALL IN A NAME
In Trevor Noah's South African culture, people name their children carefully because they believe that a name has meaning that will affect what type of personality the individual will have.
I have actually long believed this concept and have seen the effects of it even in my own circumstance. My name is Gabrielle, meaning "God is my strength", and I have always had a tendency to rely heavily on God even in my younger age.
If it is true that names can define a person, how wise it is to choose a child's name carefully? Give me your opinion in the comments below!
HE DOESN'T KNOW IT, BUT TREVOR IS MY FRIEND
After reading "Born A Crime" you will really feel as though Trevor is your friend; a friend that has no idea that he is your friend, but your friend none-the-less.
His conversational writing style endears you towards his personality and learning about his childhood makes you feel as though you grew up with him. With that being said, just like any childhood friend, you could feel protective over, in Chapter 10 I had Trevor's back and was really upset at a young girl named Maylene that absolutely broke Trevor's heart! I just can't believe she treated him so wrong! You'll have to read the chapter to understand... I forgive her though...
I hope you enjoyed my Book Review of "Born A Crime" by Trevor Noah! This book was such a great read and it will have you all in your feelings so I definitely want to hear what you think of it if you decide to make it part of your TBR list.
If you had the power eliminate only one effect of racism,
what would it be?