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Trevor Noah’s Book Is Being Taught In Schools In Newark, New Jersey

'Born a Crime' is now prescribed in schools in Newark, N.J.

South African comedian and The Daily Show host, Trevor Noah's autobiography, Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood, is now part of the curriculum in schools in Newmark, New Jersey.

"To go from a kid who was always in trouble for something or other, to now have my book being taught in school is quite a jump," the comedian told the Los Angeles Times on Thursday. "I don't think the book is a product of myself, but rather me telling a story comprised of many stories. Part of it is South Africa's story, part of it is my family's story, my mother's story, the lessons she taught me. Then, obviously, my interpretation of the world I was raised in.

"It's most beautiful to me because of why they're using the book. I do think the lessons we learned in apartheid South Africa are stories that apply to the world. You do see vestiges of that in America today. It's an easy story to understand because South Africa's racism was so blatant and so unavoidable. I think it's a nice place to learn how to have conversations on a topic that has become very fraught with political landmines everywhere you go."

Born a Crime, which is a No. 1 bestseller was published in 2016. It received great reviews worldwide. In the book, the comedian tells the story of growing up in South Africa to a white father and black mother. During the apartheid era, which he grew up in, it was a criminal offense for black and white people to have romantic relationships. This meant Noah was born a crime, hence the title.

In February, it was reported that a film adaptation of the memoir was in the works, and that Lupita Nyong'o would play Noah's mother in the film.

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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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