Fit Oshkosh is proud to announce another Color-Brave Community Read in partnership with the UW Oshkosh Women's Center.
This time, we are reading "Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood" by Trevor Noah. This New York Times #1 Best Seller has also been named one of the best books of the year by Michiko Kakutani, Newsday, Esquire, NPR and Booklist.
About the book: Trevor Noah’s unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor 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. Living proof of his parents’ indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa’s tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle.
Each read takes place at the UW Oshkosh Women's Center, 717 w. Irving, Oshkosh from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Reading Assignments: July 18: Part 1 August 22: Part 2 September 19: Part 3.
The book can be purchased at Paper Tiger bookstore on Main Street in Oshkosh or by using smile.amazon (select Fit Oshkosh as the nonprofit).