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Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood | Trevor Noah
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Bookjunkie57
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I absolutely love this book and recommend it all the time. I did a reread this year and still love it as much as I did the first time.

#ScaralthonDailyPrompts #CatchingUp #Scarathlon2022 @Clwojick #TeamSlaughter

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KristiAhlers
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EVERYONE should read this book. I didn‘t know exactly what to expect when I picked this one up. I want to say I throughly enjoyed this book but given the topic that seems wrong. I will say this was an eye opening collection of stories that truly highlights the struggles living in S Africa during and after apartheid #readingafrica2022 @Librarybelle @Texreader

Librarybelle I‘ve heard so many good things about this! 3mo
KristiAhlers @Librarybelle I found it to be a very easy read with some humor inside the stories. I‘m sorry I didn‘t read it earlier but everything happens for a reason. 3mo
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SqueakyChu
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This speaks for itself.

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StellaDz
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Definitely in the top 2 of all-time best audiobooks (up there with Me by Elton John). It was a learning experience, it was eye opening, funny, uncomfortable, poignant and shocking. It was everything a memoir should be. I see Noah with even more respect, and I look at the world differently. Hands down, an amazing experience.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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StellaDz
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One of the joys of audiobooks are those that are read by the author. Noah is a joy to listen to. He is funny, poignant and engaging. Enjoying this thoroughly so far! #currentlylistening

swishandflick One of the best audiobooks ever! 10mo
Christyco125 That prayer circle story kills me every time I listen to this. 💩 (edited) 10mo
StellaDz @Christyco125 omg! I was dying! I‘ve never enjoyed a 💩 story so much in my life 🤣 10mo
Christyco125 @StellaDz I know. The first time I heard it I was driving. That was not a good idea I was laughing so hard. 10mo
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KS1805
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What an interesting life! I enjoyed this book quite a bit. His story really opened up the world of South Africa to me.

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sarahbellum
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#12booksof2021 #June

This was my first 5 star read of the year and reminded me how much I love reading well written memoirs. I barely knew of Trevor Noah before reading this and was still completely enthralled by his depiction of growing up in South Africa. I‘m not a big rereader, but I can‘t wait to listen to this read by Noah in the future as I‘ve heard the audio is phenomenal

@Andrew65

Andrew65 A popular book. 11mo
youneverarrived This was brilliant on audio 🙌 11mo
BookwormM Brilliant book 11mo
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TheBookStacker
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Listening to this while I do my archaeological fieldwork today. Every day this week I‘ve finished an audiobook. Been a busy field season, ready for a break though. Hopefully soon. I‘ve heard great things about this, and my father himself is from South Africa so it‘s been tops of my list for awhile just hadn‘t gotten around to it.

DivineDiana A favorite! Enjoy! 🎧 1y
CaroPi I love this book in Audio! My favorite part is when they go to the school to play music and dance 🤣 1y
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sarahbellum
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And this brings me up to date! I‘m very happy that I‘ve already surpassed the total number of books I read last year. So far, I‘ve loved Born a Crime, A Tale for the Time Being, and Where‘d You Go, Bernadette?. I feel like I‘m finally back in a good reading groove and am glad to be kicking around Litsy again! Also very happy I can borrow print books from the library again instead of just relying on ebooks.

BkClubCare Born a Crime is absolutely fantastic on audio. 1y
BkClubCare Hello again, I was unable to reply for some reason to the post where you asked what is Camp TOB so I came here to find out the books you like. TOB stands for Tournament of Books. Google “The Morning News Tournament Of Books” and you‘ll find years of good stuff! It is a tournament, usually in March as a book competition like March Madness is for basketball. (Read The history page when you find it - assuming you are still interested.) 1y
BkClubCare For the last few years, the TOB team has hosted a Summer Camp pitting 6 books for an ultimate winner. A few of us on Litsy follow along, thus the #CampTOB hashtag. PS. The winner of March's TOB was Charles Yu‘s (edited) 1y
sarahbellum @BkClubCare Awesome, thank you for the explanation! 1y
BkClubCare @sarahbellum - 😁 PSS - books are published in current year for summer, prior year for the March... It is huge and one of my favoritest things ever. 1y
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