Reed Rainier Chapter Reading Group - Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Location: The home of Debbie Prince ’71

Reading-group meetings start at 7:30 pm, and generally end around 9:30. Anyone who has read the month’s selection is invited to take part; new participants are welcome, and no long-term commitment is required. If you plan to attend, please e-mail or call the hosts at least two days before the meeting, so they will know how many people to expect, and so you may be notified in the event that the location should change, as sometimes happens. 

Please direct questions or suggestions to  

A list of books discussed by the group from 1991 through the beginning of this year may be found at the following URL:

About Born a Crime:

Trevor Noah has written a "compelling new memoir, Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood. . . .  By turns alarming, sad and funny, his book provides a harrowing look, through the prism of Mr. Noah’s family, at life in South Africa under apartheid and the country’s lurching entry into a post-apartheid era in the 1990s.

"In the end, Born a Crime is not just an unnerving account of growing up in South Africa under apartheid, but a love letter to the author’s remarkable mother, who grew up in a hut with 14 cousins, and determined that her son would not grow up paying what she called 'the black tax' — black families having to 'spend all of their time trying to fix the problems of the past,' using their skills and education to bring their relatives 'back up to zero,' because 'the generations who came before you have been pillaged.'” Michiko Kakutani in the The New York Times

Here is a link to the full review:

"The author’s gift for vocal impersonation elevates the audio version into something even more splendid than an already terrific memoir." Katherine Powers in The Washington Post

Here is a link to the full article:

RSVP: To by July 15

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 7:30pm

The home of Debbie Prince ’71 RSVP for address

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