Congratulations! Trevor’s book has reached another milestone as it lands on the list of nominees for the 2016 NAACP Image Awards.
US-based South African comedian Trevor Noah has joined celebrities like Beyoncé, Chance the Rapper, and Kendrick Lamar on the list of nominees for the prestigious annual awards ceremony.
Trevor’s book Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood has done remarkably well within a short period of time. First, it scored a spot on New York Bestseller list. And while we were still applauding the impression the book left on the market, the audiobook did even better.
The autobiography which he entitled Born a Crime is among the top ten of Audible book sales. And now, the same book has received two nods for two awards at this year’s NAACP.
The American organisation nominated Noah’s book in the following categories;
Outstanding Literary Work – Debut Author
Outstanding Literary Work – Biography/ Autobiography.
Trevor felt honoured by the recognition and expressed his feelings in a post.
“So incredibly honoured to be nominated for two Image Awards for Born A Crime. Thank you NAACP for this amazing recognition!” he said.
The association celebrates the accomplishments of people of colour in the fields of television, music, literature and film. In addition, the event’s organisers said the awards also honour groups or individuals “who promote social justice through creative endeavours”.
Singer Beyoncé leads the NAACP nominations with seven nods, while Chance the Rapper and Kendrick Lamar each received four nominations.
Winners of the awards will be announced during a two-hour glitzy event in America. The event will be hosted by Anthony Anderson, and will broadcast live on Saturday, February 11, 2017 in America.