Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

What a fascinating, moving story, compellingly told, of growing up in South Africa as a perpetual outsider – Noah is the son of a poor black South African mother and a relatively well-off, though absent, white Swiss father. That he was able to overcome all the obsticles that a society could throw at a child, and emerge with a sense of love for humanity intact despite the obvious injustices directed at him, was a tribute to his indomitable mother who defeated apartheid by refusing to play by its rules.

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No. 12 of 100 books I intend to read and review in 2021.

Patrick Sherriff is an Englishman who survived 13 years working for newspapers in the US, UK and Japan. Between teaching English lessons at his conversation school in Abiko, Japan, with his wife, he writes and illustrates textbooks for non-native speakers of English, releases Hana Walker mystery novels, short stories, essays and a monthly newsletter  highlighting good fiction published in English about Japan. Saku’s Random Book Club is his latest project to spend more time with books.