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First Church Book Group
First Church Book Group

Wed, Apr 26



First Church Book Group

Join us for a new book every month

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Apr 26, 7:30 PM – 8:30 PM


About The Event

April's selection is Born a Crime by Trevor Noah.

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.

From Christine:

"We go from the American south and Zora Neale Hurston to South Africa and Trevor Noah on April 26, with Born a Crime.  His memoir describes his youth in the Johannesburg area and his remarkable mother.  Noah is a producer and political commentator as well as a comedian and actor, most recently on The Daily Show.  Noah weaves tragedy and comedy into an incredible tale from his perspective from having been a child of a white and a child of a black in the Apartheid era.

There are lots of hard copies in the Minuteman Library system but not in large print.  However, there are more than 20 copies of it in book-on-cd format with Noah as the reader.  It's also available as a playaway audiobook.  By listening you will get to hear his timing in the humor as well as multiple African languages you might not otherwise be able to pronounce.  It's also available in Spanish and Chinese.  I hope you are able to listen to at least part of it."

The book group is open to all and meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm online.

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