Reading and writing go together. I suppose you could have one without the other, but it wouldn’t be very much fun. Well, for me at least. Since the writing is going so well, the reading is also following a similar trek. However, the book that’s giving me the most enjoyment at the moment is an audiobook from Audible: Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noah. Read by Trevor Noah.
Most of the household has read the book. I got in line to read it, but when I saw I could get it with an Audible “credit”, and because it was read by Trevor Noah, I went for it. I am so glad I did!
I am not through listening to the book, but it will be concluded at some point this weekend I’m sure. Hearing several different South African languages spoken, hearing the pitch and change of the emotion in Trevor Noah’s voice at certain sections when he remembers an incident all over again is adding volumes to this particular rendition for me.
Like most people, his story is not his story alone, but also of his family, friends, the time in which he grew up, lived. Since listening to this book, I have a new disdain for Apartheid. I didn’t understand it while it was going on, and now I see what it truly stood for and how it worked, I’m aghast at the cruelty of the system as well as how critically it was thought out and implemented.
Don’t merely read this book. Listen to it, because it is truly an amazing piece of biographical writing and, perhaps, even history.