Born a Crime Book Discussion: Overview
Born a Crime Book Discussion
Where: Drake Memorial Library, main floor
When: 7pm, Wednesday, November 17th
Why: In celebration of International Education Week, a look at different life experiences from around the world
Born a Crime cover
NPR November 22, 2016
New York Times November 28, 2016
pluse.ng March 12, 2019
Access to Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
Questions to provoke thought and discussion:
In Born a Crime, Noah seeks to dispel the myth that the ending of apartheid was bloodless. How much did you know about the end of apartheid before reading this book, and what did you learn about the history of South Africa by reading Noah’s story?
Noah and his mother lived in a variety of neighborhoods over the years. How does racial segregation affect the daily lives of young Trevor and his mother? What connections can you identify between the challenges in transportation and housing faced by Noah’s family and those faced by people living in poverty in racially segregated communities in the U.S. and Canada today?