Under Apartheid in South Africa

Under Apartheid in South Africa

 

South African comic, and host of The Daily Show has recently published a memoir about life under Apartheid. Born a Crime is a fascinating, yet frightening review of growing up under the regime. It is also a show of love and respect to his amazing mother who grew up in a tiny hut with 14 other family members, determined her son would get out and not grow up under the quality of life expected in the slums of South Africa. According to the memoir his mother used to coast their old Volkswagon. without turning the ignition. to get him down to school without having to pay for gasoline. It also states at one stage they were so poor they ate spinach and worms for a whole month. His mother was extremely religious and truly believed one day her son would be a success.

 

Trevor Noah’s success as host of The Daily Show, is down to the way he pokes fun at the American way of life. During the recent US election campaign he stated Donald Trump reminded him of an African dictator, humiliated the Electoral College system along with the countries strange stance on recreational marijuana use.  He also confronts major US and international events, telling his outlook on racial tension in the US, terrorism and how it was entering the USA, being African, during the Ebola outbreak.

 

He has become known as Africa’s most successful comedian, and in 2012 had a hugely successful, one man show, at the  world famous Edinburgh Festival. His book ‘Born a Crime - Stories from a South African childhood’ is available now via Amazon and all major publishing retailers.

 
 
 
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