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Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood

Join us for the Global Connections Book Club!Born a Crime Book Cover

The second book selected for the 2020-2021 academic year is the Common Reading selection Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood by Trevor Noah.

From Goodreads: The memoir of one man’s coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed.

Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man’s relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother—his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life.

Time: 6:30–7:30 p.m. (PST)
Dates: Tuesdays

  • October 6: Meet & greet and book intro (no need to have read chapters for this meeting)
  • October 27: Chapters 1-6
  • November 17: Chapters 7-13
  • December 9: Chapters 14 – 18

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Book Club 2020-2021: Born a Crime

  • We can't wait to see you! Please email global.connections@wsu.edu if you have any questions about the event. Click 'submit' to receive information about how to attend. If you need accessibility accommodations to participate in a live online event or webinar please contact the Program Coordinator at global.connections@wsu.edu or 509-335-5711. To ensure accommodations are met in a timely manner, please make your request at least two weeks prior to the event date.