Thanks to Doing Dewey Decimal for hosting Nonfiction Friday
I finished my first book for Nonfiction Reading Challenge! (also hosted by Doing Dewey Decimal)
Born a Crime by Trevor Noah
I listened to this book on Audiobook and I learned so much about life in South Africa. I am a language lover and hearing the many dialects of South Africa spoken by Trevor Noah was music to my ears. It was funny at times and serious but it teaches the readers so much. I enjoyed hearing about the relationship between Trevor and his mom, although she came across tough, she raised him with all the tools he needed to be successful. I love her dedication to her religion as well (and how he humorously portrayed that). I was surprised that this book had nothing to do with how Trevor became a star or became famous and was all about his childhood and the struggles he experienced. He also hit upon so many important points about racism and fitting in. One of the most important things he talked about (more than once) was how someone connects to another human when they speak the same language. How color of skin, religion etc. all melts away when someone is made human by being spoken to in a language they know. This was my first nonfiction book of the year and a great way to start!
Up Next in Nonfiction:
The Color of Water: A Black Man's Tribute to his White Mother by James McBride This has been picked for February book club by another member. Although I don't know much about this book, I am excited for a book discussion with a nonfiction book!
TGIF and Have a great weekend!