Born a Crime Literature Guide

Title: Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood

Author: Trevor Noah

Genre: Memoir

Publication Date: 2016


Comic Trevor Noah (1984–) narrates this bestselling memoir of his rebellious youth in Johannesburg, South Africa. He portrays his mother, Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah, as the driving force behind his life as she works to break the cycle of poverty in which she grew up. Noah is kept hidden from the authorities for the first years of his life, but as apartheid unravels, they navigate their changing world together.

Trevor Noah Biography

Born a Crime Background

Born a Crime Major Figures

Born a Crime Summary and Analysis

Born a Crime Themes

Born a Crime Quotes

Born a Crime Discussion Questions

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