In one word, describe the main theme of the book 'Born a Crime'
Trevor Noah's autobiography Born a Crime tells the story of growing up in apartheid-era South Africa. It explores the challenges faced by Noah and his family due to the country's oppressive laws. The book offers insight into the struggles of growing up in a place where racial divisions were strictly enforced.
Born a Crime: The Story of Trevor Noah
Apartheid: The system of racial segregation and discrimination in South Africa from 1948 to 1994 that restricted the rights of the majority non-white population. Apartheid Laws: Laws passed during the apartheid era in South Africa that further institutionalized racial segregation and discrimination. Born a Crime: A memoir by South African comedian and actor, Trevor Noah, that focuses on his childhood growing up during the apartheid era in South Africa.
The title of the book, 'Born a Crime', is a reference to South African law that made it illegal for a white person to have sex with a black person. The book contains a collection of stories revolving around Trevor Noah's childhood experiences of growing up in Apartheid-era South Africa. The book was the first book by an African author to debut at number one on the New York Times bestseller list.
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Work together in pairs: What do you think are the most important lessons that Trevor Noah teaches in Born a Crime?
How did Trevor Noah's upbringing in apartheid South Africa shape his perspective on race and identity, and how does he explore these themes throughout his memoir, Born a Crime?
Work together in pairs: What are some of the cultural and political implications of Trevor Noah's memoir "Born a Crime"?
Brain break: Draw a bunny rabbit sitting in a teacup with an umbrella over his head.
Who is the author of the book 'Born a Crime'?
- Trevor Noah
- Barack Obama
- Michelle Obama
In which city was Trevor Noah born?
- Cape Town
'Born a Crime' is an autobiography of which famous personality?
- Oprah Winfrey
- Ellen Degeneres
- Trevor Noah
Draw a silly monster with a spaghetti noodle body, ice cream cone horns, and chicken drumstick arms.
What language did Trevor Noah's mother speak that helped him to learn multiple languages?
What was the racial classification given to Trevor Noah at his birth in South Africa?