by Trevor Noah

The audiobook of this is just perfect – read by Trevor Noah

Noah tells harrowing stories of his life but with humour and an easy accessibility. Rather then detract from the seriousness of what he is relaying, his casual easy tone makes it feel like a friend is telling you a story. And that personalises it all and makes it real.

This book is part commentary on apartheid, part tribute to his mother and part astounding stories of the past of a man we all think we know because we see him on television. That he landed up not dead and/or a criminal is quite amazing all things considered.

This book opened my eyes to so much of what was going on in South Africa, and still does. But never once did I feel lectured to. Noah is eloquent, funny, profound and real.

Wonderful book – read it! Or listen to it