Born a Crime


Trevor Noah

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Cape Town Term Analysis

The oldest city in South Africa and the largest city in the country’s western portion, where Robert moves when Trevor is 13.
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Cape Town Term Timeline in Born a Crime

The timeline below shows where the term Cape Town appears in Born a Crime. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2
Racism, Apartheid, and the Cycle of Poverty Theme Icon
...fraught history. First, in the 17th century, the Dutch came to South Africa and founded Cape Town . They fought the native population and then created “a set of laws to subjugate... (full context)
Chapter 8
Love and Personal Growth Theme Icon
Trevor gradually loses contact with his father, who moves away to Cape Town by the time Trevor is 13. Patricia has since married Abel, who turns out to... (full context)
Love and Personal Growth Theme Icon
When he goes to Cape Town , Trevor is apprehensive, afraid that he will not remember his father’s face. But Trevor... (full context)