Born a Crime

  • Auteur: Trevor Noah
  • ISBN: 9780399588174
  • Date de sortie: 2016-11-15
  • Collection: Spiegel & Grau
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The compelling, inspiring, and comically sublime story of one man's coming-of-age, set during the twilight of apartheid and the tumultuous days of freedom that followed Trevor Noah's unlikely path from apartheid South Africa to the desk of The Daily Show began with a criminal act: his birth. Trevor was born to a white Swiss father and a black Xhosa mother at a time when such a union was punishable by five years in prison. Living proof of his parents' indiscretion, Trevor was kept mostly indoors for the earliest years of his life, bound by the extreme and often absurd measures his mother took to hide him from a government that could, at any moment, steal him away. Finally liberated by the end of South Africa's tyrannical white rule, Trevor and his mother set forth on a grand adventure, living openly and freely and embracing the opportunities won by a centuries-long struggle. Born a Crime is the story of a mischievous young boy who grows into a restless young man as he struggles to find himself in a world where he was never supposed to exist. It is also the story of that young man's relationship with his fearless, rebellious, and fervently religious mother--his teammate, a woman determined to save her son from the cycle of poverty, violence, and abuse that would ultimately threaten her own life. The stories collected here are by turns hilarious, dramatic, and deeply affecting. Whether subsisting on caterpillars for dinner during hard times, being thrown from a moving car during an attempted kidnapping, or just trying to survive the life-and-death pitfalls of dating in high school, Trevor illuminates his curious world with an incisive wit and unflinching honesty. His stories weave together to form a moving and searingly funny portrait of a boy making his way through a damaged world in a dangerous time, armed only with a keen sense of humor and a mother's unconventional, unconditional love. Advance praise for Born a Crime "[A] substantial collection of staggering personal essays . . . Incisive, funny, and vivid, these true tales are anchored to his portrait of his courageous, rebellious, and religious mother who defied racially restrictive laws to secure an education and a career for herself--and to have a child with a white Swiss/German even though sex between whites and blacks was illegal. . . . [Trevor Noah's] electrifying memoir sparkles with funny stories . . . and his candid and compassionate essays deepen our perception of the complexities of race, gender, and class."--Booklist (starred review) "A gritty memoir . . . studded with insight and provocative social criticism . . . with flashes of brilliant storytelling and acute observations."--Kirkus Reviews

Noah

  • Auteur: Johann Jakob Bodmer
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1770
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Noah

  • Auteur: Ellen Gunderson Traylor
  • ISBN: 9780842346993
  • Date de sortie: 1987-06-01
  • Collection: Tyndale House Pub
  • Total Download: 2603
  • Total Read: 6995

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This imaginative biblical novel follows the provocative story of the man who preached righteousness in the face of the greatest darkness mankind has ever known.

Noah s Flood

  • Auteur: Norman Cohn
  • ISBN: 9780300076486
  • Date de sortie: 1999
  • Collection: Yale University Press
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An exploration of the origins, development, and varying interpretations of the ancient story of Noah's flood, and an assessment of its impact on the history of ideas. It includes accounts of the scholars and theologians who have endorsed or rejected the flood story.

Noah

  • Auteur: James Raymond Lucas
  • ISBN: 9781561210534
  • Date de sortie: 1991-06-01
  • Collection: Wolgemuth & Hyatt Pub
  • Total Download: 9781
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In a future society full of corruption, Noah remains faithful to God and prepares to rescue his family from the coming retribution

Noah The Real Story

  • Auteur: Larry Stone
  • ISBN: 0988892332
  • Date de sortie: 2014-03-18
  • Collection: BookBaby
  • Total Download: 3881
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Noah and the ark makes it on everyone’s list of top ten favorite Bible stories—right up there with Jonah and the whale, and David and Goliath. No biblical account has raised as many questions and has generated as much controversy as Noah and the ark. The story in the Bible is just the beginning! Was the massive ark seaworthy? Did the Flood cover the whole earth? Has the ark been found on Mount Ararat? Where can you see the ark today? These questions and more are answered in NOAH: The Real Story. Other books have covered just the Flood, or just one aspect of the search for Noah’s ark, but this is the only book to tell the complete story. 1. The Noah story as told in the Bible 2. Flood stories around the world 3. Was the Flood global or local? 4. How big was the ark and how was it built? 5. How did Noah gather and take care of the animals? 6. Pilgrims have searched for the ark on Mount Ararat for thousands of years. 7. Modern “arkaeologists” and their search for the ark 8. Noah goes to Hollywood; Noah in movies and television 9. Where can you see the ark today? 10. Noah’s secret for surviving the end of the world Filled with fascinating stories, controversial details, and thorough research, Noah: The Real Story answers your questions about Noah, the Flood, the animals, the ark, and the search.

A Study of the Interpretation of Noah and the Flood in Jewish and Christian Literature

  • Auteur: J. Patrick Lewis
  • ISBN: 9789004054981
  • Date de sortie: 1968
  • Collection: BRILL
  • Total Download: 3930
  • Total Read: 8431

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