The 7 Best Books of November

Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, Trevor Noah (Spiegel & Grau)
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Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, Trevor Noah (Spiegel & Grau)

Daily Show host Noah isn’t exaggerating when he says he was born a crime — at the time of his birth in South Africa, apartheid ruled the land, and unions like the one between Noah’s white father and black mother were illegal. In these autobiographical essays, Noah writes movingly and hilariously about his early childhood in a country that was still in the grip of race hatred.

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