Nato nel Sudafrica dell’apartheid da madre xhosa e padre bianco, Trevor è colored: né bianco né nero, un’anomalia intollerabile per il rigido sistema razziale sudafricano. Destinato fin dalla nascita a un’esistenza “fuori legge”, Trevor se la cava splendidamente poiché la sua infanzia, spericolata e indimenticabile, è orchestrata da una madre più potente del tuono: Patricia Nombuyiselo Noah, un magma di contraddizioni stupendamente africane. È bigotta e ribelle, severa e anticonformista, e soprattutto ha fiducia nel fatto che tutto è possibile, di qualsiasi colore sia la tua pelle, l’importante è andare a scuola, imparare l’inglese, fare quello che si pensa sia giusto e rifiutare le leggi sbagliate e illogiche inventate dagli uomini.
Ragazzino impacciato di fronte alle prime esperienze sentimentali, poi esperto di pirateria musicale e organizzatore di rumorose feste clandestine nelle townships di Johannesburg, Trevor ripercorre la sua vicenda senza alcuna retorica, sempre sul filo di un’irresistibile vena ironica che lo affranca dal ruolo di vittima e rende il suo racconto più forte di qualsiasi denuncia. Non teorizza nulla, mostra sé stesso, il “bastardo”: la sua mescolanza razziale sfida l’ingiustizia del sistema e ne mette in luce l'insostenibilità e incoerenza. Mescolarsi è la vera rivoluzione e questa storia esplosiva e “fuori legge” ne è la prova. L’aspettavamo da tempo.
«Un’avventura umana intensa». Fabio Geda
«La strepitosa storia di Trevor Noah». Gad Lerner
«La stupidità del razzismo si combatte con l’ironia». Marco Aime
«Una immensa storia d’amore filiale». Alberto Rollo
- ISBN: 8833311082
- Casa Editrice: Ponte alle Grazie
- Pagine: 352
I'd rate this 4.5 stars. I was really surprised when Trevor Noah was named Jon Stewart's successor on The Daily Show . I inherently knew that they wouldn't pick someone with a sense of humor and style identical to Stewart's, but I felt that Noah was so different that his selection meant the show w
This was fantastic. Born a Crime , at over six months, is the longest library hold I've ever waited for. Normally, if I hadn't already lost interest by that point, I'd just break down and buy it, but I'm generally not a big memoir reader, so I was reluctant to spend money on a book I wasn't sure would Leggi tutto
These stories, beautifully written, are set in a world quite like our own but at the same time utterly different. Maybe "through a glass darkly". Who goes to church three times on Sunday to Black, White and Coloured ones? Who goes to jail for (not) stealing a car rather than face the wrath of his mo Leggi tutto
If you're going to read this book, definitely listen to the audio version. Trevor Noah is one of the most effortless narrators I've ever listened to. It genuinely feels like he is sitting down with you and telling you his life story. Not only that, but you get to learn quite a bit about pre- and pos Leggi tutto
Before I start my review, I want to take a minute to praise Trevor Noah's stand up shows because they're one of the few that don't rely on being ignorant. His shows are one of the enlightened ones focusing on race, white-privilege, police brutality, hate speech, prejudice, and so much more. I’d highl Leggi tutto
4.5/5 Trevor Noah was a great narrator and had the ability to turn the grimmest of experiences into smart, exciting stories. If this book interests you, I urge you to listen to the audiobook! It was fascinating learning about his life growing up as a mixed race child in pre- and post-Apartheid South A Leggi tutto
#BlackLivesMatter “I soon learned that the quickest way to bridge the race gap was through language.” Where do I even begin to explain how incredible this autobiography was?! Trevor Noah brought this story to life, but ultimately, it was his mother that was the main character, the MVP, of this book Leggi tutto
An audiobook *treasure*! Trevor is a likable! A charming- guy!!! Listening to him speak is almost magnetic. Being thrown out of a car? By his own mother? OUCH! Trevor had my attention in the palm of his hands. The ongoing - ongoing - and ONGOING ....dramatic stories Trevor shares about his childhood Leggi tutto
The author is very charismatic and if you're going to read this book, I would recommend the audiobook since he narrates it!
Five HUGE Stars for Trevor Noah's book! Believe the hype! I absolutely loved it. I listened to the audio. Trevor narrates his stories of growing up in South Africa. I highly recommend the audio version. He made this book come to life with his narration. This would actually make a good first listen. I Leggi tutto
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