Thoughtful in all aspects. Relationship between mother and her son, how respect, and tough love of one mother can help a child to be prepared to the real world, when educational system doesn't do it, not completely. Social awareness of other cultures, and its society norms, written in a manner with grain of salt of irony. Overall, this book broadened my understanding. I would suggest it.
My daughter and Trevor were born in the same year; both in Johannesburg. I was on the other side, the white side. SA still has problems but never ever go back to these ridiculous apartheid times! Trevor is a great guy and a fabulous story teller.
Trevor Noah's "Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood" comes on top of Janvier Chando's "Disciples of Fortune" and Barack Obama's "Dreams from My Father" as one of those exciting books of mixed-race males who emerged from their constraining environments as success stories for others to emulate. Written in a lyrical manner, Trevor Noah brings out the best in mothers that many men often fail to appreciate, especially in situations where they defied the odds and brought out the best in their children who feel out of place in their societies. This is a recommended read.