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This is a lovely story and a must read book. The story of Trevor Noah from birth but before he became famous. Trevor takes you through a series of his life stories as a child, with lessons he learnt about family, race, identity, love, business and more. Trevor comes from a religious family , his mother is African and his dad is white, German. Although, his parents never had a proper conventional relationship, Trevor still had the love of both his parents. The issue of identity comes in very strong in the book because from a young age, he had to decide if he fitted in with blacks, coloureds or white people.
His story is rich with humor and funny stories. He writes it in a witty, relatable way that young and adult readers can enjoy the book. The book is not just about his childhood but more about South Africa and life in South Africa in the past and present. He writes it like he is telling a foreign audience like USA and Europe about himself and his beloved country.
It’s well worth the read.
Reviewed by Nonkululeko Magi- Africa