• Sat December 2, 2017 3:00 pm
    • Empty Bottle Book Club

    • "Born A Crime" by Trevor Noah


    This month the Empty Bottle Book Club will be reading Born A Crime by Trevor Noah. The meeting will be held on Saturday, December 2nd at 3PM!

    EBBC's selections will be available for purchase each month at Wicker Park Secret Agent Supply Co. Support a local business and 826CHI, a great nonprofit dedicated to supporting students with their creative writing skills, by picking up your copy of this book from our friends at 1276 Milwaukee Avenue!

    Two time NAACP winner for the Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Debut Author and Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work - Biography / Auto-biography!

    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.