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Born a Crime by Trevor Noah

Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

In Born A Crime, Trevor Noah, host of the popular late night program, The Daily Show, compiles stories from his childhood in South Africa. Trevor was born in 1984 to a Black Xhosa mother and a white Swiss-German father; a union that was considered illegal under apartheid.  Apartheid Trevor writes …

We Need New Names

Whose Homeland? Those That Left or Those That Stayed? 

In We Need New Names, NoViolet Bulawayo juxtaposes different realities.  Despite critiques for exploiting stereotypes about Africa and the experiences of African immigrants in the U.S., NoViolet forces readers to face undeniable truths. The story centers on the experiences of ten-year-old Darling and her friends (Bastard, Godknows, Stina, Chipo, and Sbho). …