The book tells the story of Trevor Noah growing up in South Africa during the apartheid era.
The memoir of a growing mixed-race son of a white father and a black mother who was categorized as “coloured” in agreement to the apartheid system of racial grouping.
Born a Crime is the story of a playful young boy who grows into a restless young man as he fights to find himself in a world and system where he is not accepted.
It also tells the story of his relationship with his daring, stubborn, and zealous mother who was his teammate.
She was a woman determined to save her son from poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.