BORN A CRIME

BORN A CRIME

NOAH, TREVOR

14,90 €
IVA incluido
Agotado
Editorial:
EDITORIALS ANGLESES I AMERICANES
Año de edición:
2017
Materia
Libros en inglés
ISBN:
978-1-4736-3530-2
Páginas:
304
Encuadernación:
Otros

The compelling, inspiring, (often comic) coming-of-age story of Trevor Noah, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.

One of the comedy world's brightest new voices, Trevor Noah is a light-footed but sharp-minded observer of the absurdities of politics, race and identity, sharing jokes and insights drawn from the wealth of experience acquired in his relatively young life. As host of the US hit show The Daily Show with Trevor Noah, he provides viewers around the globe with their nightly dose of biting satire, but here Noah turns his focus inward, giving readers a deeply personal, heartfelt and humorous look at the world that shaped him.

Noah was born a crime, son of a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother, at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents' indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the first years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, take him away.

A collection of eighteen personal stories, Born a Crime tells the story of a mischievous young boy growing into a restless young man as he struggles to find his place in a world where he was never supposed to exist. Born a Crime is equally the story of that young man's fearless, rebellious and fervently religious mother - a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence and abuse that ultimately threatens her own life.

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, Noah illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and an unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a personal portrait of an unlikely childhood in a dangerous time, as moving and unforgettable as the very best memoirs and as funny as Noah's own hilarious stand-up. Born a Crime is a must read.

Artículos relacionados

  • SILENCE
    UYÀ, NÍVOLA
    A silent journey through nature and different landscapes where anything is possible. Open this book to find endless narratives and joyful adventures.Silence visits me at the riverside. Then he hides. What if I can spot him between the waves of cool water? Or does he rest in the high mountains? Maybe inside the trees? What if I could go find him?A quiet river, a special girl's g...
    Disponible en stock

    15,95 €

  • BREAKING FREE
    DANIELS, J.
    The Adventures of Tintin, a classic tale of insurrection and urban uprising. First published in 1989 by Attack International, this is a 2021 edition printed by Stortebeker Press. The press called him «perverted». The police called him «sick and beneath contempt». Even the Prime Minister was «utterly revolted». But he?s proved them all wrong. Now Tintin?s back with all his pa...
    Disponible en stock

    8,00 €

  • COMPANION PIECE
    SMITH, ALI
    The unmissable new work from Ali Smith, following the dazzling Man Booker-shortlisted Seasonal quartet'A story is never an answer. A story is always a question.'Here we are in extraordinary times.Is this history?What happens when we cease to trust governments, the media, each other?What have we lost?What stays with us?What does it take to unlock our future?Following her astonis...
    Disponible en stock

    18,00 €

  • YOUNG MUNGO
    STUART, DOUGLAS
    THE NUMBER ONE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERThe extraordinary, powerful second novel from the Booker prizewinning author of Shuggie Bain, Young Mungo is both a vivid portrayal of working-class life and the deeply moving story of the dangerous first love of two young men: Mungo and James.Born under different stars, Protestant Mungo and Catholic James live in a hyper-masculine world. T...
    Disponible en stock

    22,00 €

  • HARLEM SHUFFLE
    WHITEHEAD, COLSON
    'Ray Carney was only slightly bent when it came to being crooked...'To his customers and neighbors on 125th street, Carney is an upstanding salesman of reasonably-priced furniture, making a life for himself and his family. He and his wife Elizabeth are expecting their second child, and if her parents on Striver's Row don't approve of him or their cramped apartment across from t...
    Disponible en stock

    17,75 €

  • HARLEM SHUFFLE
    COLSON WHITEHEAD
    A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK OF THE YEAR • NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER • From the two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Underground Railroad and The Nickel Boys, a gloriously entertaining novel of heists, shakedowns, and rip-offs set in Harlem in the 1960s."Ray Carney was only slightly bent when it came to being crooked..." To his customers and neighbors on 125th street...
    Disponible en stock

    17,75 €

Otros libros del autor

  • PROHIBIT NÉIXER
    NOAH, TREVOR
    «Vaig néixer a Sud-àfrica durant l'apartheid, en una família mixta. La meva mare, la Patricia, és negra. El meu pare, en Robert, blanc. Fins aquí tot correcte, ¿oi? Doncs no, perquè resulta que durant l'apartheid estava prohibit tenir relacions sexuals amb algú d'una altra raça. No cal dir que els meus pares es van saltar la norma.» Prohibit néixer és la història de Trevor Noa...
    Disponible en 1 semana

    18,00 €

  • IT'S TREVOR NOAH: BORN A CRIME
    NOAH, TREVOR
    The host of The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, shares his personal story and the injustices he faced while growing up half black, half white in South Africa under and after apartheid in this New York Times bestselling young readers' adaptation of his adult memoir. “A piercing reminder that every mad life--even yours--could end up a masterpiece." --JASON REYNOLDS, New York Times bests...
    No lo tenemos, podemos pedirlo

    9,75 €

  • PROHIBIDO NACER
    NOAH, TREVOR
    «A veces alarmante, otras triste, otras divertidísimo, este libro ofrece una angustiosa mirada, a través del prisma familiar de Mr. Noah, de la vida en la Sudáfrica del Apartheid y de los años posteriores a su abolición. Reflexiones salvajes y profundamente personales reminiscencias de ser medio-blanco y medio-negro en un país donde solo por nacer violó un montón de leyes, esta...
    Disponible en 1 semana

    19,90 €