Not too long ago, we celebrated his book Born a Crime as one of New York Times bestsellers and now Trevor Noah’s audiobook has achieved another milestone for the comedian.
While we are still applauding the impression which the book left on the market, The audiobook did even better. The South African comedian’s autobiography which he entitled Born a Crime is among the top ten of Audible book sales.
Born a Crime was at number 6 on the chart at the time of writing. However, Trevor Noah’s audiobook debuted at number 2 on the charts.
Audible is an online audiobook service which is a part of the large American retailer, Amazon.
Feeling “thankful”, Trevor tweeted about the achievement;
— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) November 26, 2016
South Africa is really proud of the comedian who is one of its most popular celebrities in diaspora. From achieving a whole new level of success as host of The Daily Show, Trevor now has a book which is rated as a bestseller in America.
The book is about his childhood and growing up during the last days of Apartheid. In the book, Noah opens up about the story of his life. Though we can’t imagine any of it from what he looks like presently, he actually grew up in poverty.
In other words, his journey to stardom wasn’t served on a platter of gold. But first, it all started with being born to a black mother and a white father. Now, that sounds like the kind of union that culminates into a crime in the apartheid-era South Africa.
Under apartheid in South Africa, interracial couples who engaged in sexual relations could be punished by the law. And we are talking years-long prison sentences.
Again, biracial children like Noah could be taken away from their parents. Thus, Noah had to spend most part of his early life in hiding. Apparently, that was where the inspiration for the title “Born a Crime” came from.