Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah
Noah's path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. He was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother, at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. As he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist, his mother is determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. With an incisive wit and unflinching honesty, Noah weaves together a moving yet funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time.
The South St. Paul Book Discussion group has been enjoying lively discourse on books since January 2000. The group meets the 2nd Thursday of the month from 7-8:30 pm. Everyone is welcome! The group meets in the library meeting room, and will often host an author or speaker to further enhance that month’s book selection.
Anyone interested in joining a book club is encouraged to come and meet other avid readers!