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BookTalkers: Born a Crime

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Date:
March 18
Time:
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:
Website:
www.charlevoixlibrary.org

Organizer

Charlevoix Public Library
Phone:
231-237-7350
Email:
reference@charlevoixlibrary.org
Website:
http://www.charlevoixlibrary.org

Venue

Charlevoix Public Library
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Monday, March 18 • 6:00 pm – Armstrong Conference Room
Born in South Africa in the mid ’80s, Trevor Noah’s very existence as a biracial child was illegal. He was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. In this coming of age story during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed, the current host of The Daily Show provides something deeper than traditional memoirists: powerfully funny observations about how farcical political and social systems play out in our lives. This autobiography 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.