I recently read The Daily Show anchor Trevor Noah’s memoir Born a Crime about his upbringing in South Africa and I would HIGHLY recommend it!
I went into it expecting it to be laugh out loud hilarious but was pleasantly surprised to be far more interested in his compelling stories. Noah was born towards the end of Apartheid but his experiences as a mixed-race person are fascinating. As someone whose knowledge of racial relations in South Africa pretty much end with the fact that -yes, Apartheid has ended- I found the nuances of the state of racial prejudice there to be illuminating.
Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty.
The man we see today who is handsome, intelligent, and full of wit is only more appealing once reading about his rough upbringing. EVERYONE SHOULD READ THIS BOOK!