Born a Crime
Author: Trevor Noah
This book was, in not so many words, AWESOME!
Trevor Noah recounts his childhood in Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood - growing up in and just after the apartheid in South Africa, being a "coloured" child where almost no one can identify the same as you, dealing with extreme poverty, his mother's want for him to become something more, an abusive step-father. Where he was seen as "white" by black folks, and "black" by white folks. Hanging out in tough areas (while living in nicer ones thanks to his mom), doing what he needed to do to survive and thrive. Abuse, trauma, violence; that was a part of his childhood. When you hear him speak on the Daily Show, you would not imagine the things he had to go through to be where he is. I highly recommend this book; it gives a perspective that is rarely seen.