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Trevor Noah on Growing Up During the Final Years of Apartheid (Podcast, 32 minutes)
 The Leonard Lopate Show NY Public Radio Podcast, 2017.

Comedian and "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah joins us to discuss his memoir Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood. Noah details his early life growing up during the final years of apartheid as the son of a white Swiss-German father and a devoutly Christian black Xhosa mother. Their relationship was punishable by up to five years in prison. He reveals how his early life experiences influenced his stand-up comedy and his current role as host of "The Daily Show."

Trevor Noah, "Born a Crime" (with New Jersey Senator Cory Booker), video, 1 hour 30 minutes.
Politics and Prose Bookstore Event, 2016.

Born a Crime

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