October Book of the Month | Born a Crime by Tanya Trevor Noah

Ackerman’s Community Book Club selection for October is Born a Crime by Trevor Noah.

Trevor Noah takes us on his journey growing up in Apartheid South Africa in this mix of comic, drama, and political commentary. Noah does not hold back in shedding light on the horrors of White Supremacy. This is yet another illustration of how Whiteness permeates the lives of black people in South Africa. This book is educational, entertaining, arguably a trauma narrative, and above all a beautiful tribute to his mother: an impeccable Xhosa woman.

Book club selection by Ana Hernandez, PhD, LMFT.

About Ackerman’s Faculty Social Justice Book Club:

Ackerman’s 2023-2024 Faculty Social Justice Book Club offers a new book, article, video or podcast every other month for reflection and learning. We invite the entire Ackerman Community to join us as we explore diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging along with the impact of larger societal forces on individuals, couples, families and communities. We aim to inspire curiosity and increase knowledge, understanding and compassion toward acceptance of difference.

We hope you will enjoy these selections individually or with colleagues and friends. We especially hope they will lead to honest conversations and connection.

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