Trevor Noah is one of the few non-book YouTube channels that I watch. When I saw that he released a memoir I purchased it right away. This book is the story of Noah's childhood in Africa. He was born to a European father and an African mother during the Apartheid where his birth was a crime. The book is a story of his life, what it was like to live in South Africa between cultures. Unlike most comedian memoirs this book is not funny. There are parts that are humorous, but it was not to give a comedic perspective of his life. Rather, I found it more informative. I wonder if it is a response to him seeing what is happening in America and wanting to bring awareness. Even if that was not the intention, it is what I took away from the book.
The book itself is extremely well written. Noah's voice is apparent in the book. The narration was captivating. It was mostly chronological with some skipping back and forth between sections of his life. It was very easy to picture his family, his home, and his childhood. Noah has an amazing way of telling a story that captures you and keeps you going for the entire tale.
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