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  • 1. Apartheid
  • 2. Being Mixed
  • 3. Fitting With Others
  • In 1984, South Africa, Apartheid happened. Apartheid "was a police state, a system of surveillance and laws designed to keep black people under total control." (Page 20)
  • 4. School
  • In 1984, South Africa, Trevor Noah was born mixed (black and white) during when Apartheid happened. So during Apartheid "one of the worst crimes you could commit was having sexual relations with a person of another race. Needless to say, my parents committed that crime." (Page 21) Since its a crime to be mixed, Trevor Noah had to lie that he was black. Also he would have to hide from others because he would be looked differently.
  • 5. Fufi the dog
  • Trevor had a hard time fitting with others because he was mixed. So what Trevor did was “learn to use languages like [his] mother did” so that whenever he would “get suspicious looks from people looking just down the street” Trevor would reply “in whatever language they addressed [him] in, using the same accent they used.” (Page 53)
  • 6. Robert (Trevor's Dad)
  • Trevor Noah had a hard time getting along with people at school mainly because he was mixed. So what Trevor did was use his multiple language skills taught by her mom to make some friends and get along with people. For example Trevor got brought over to a black group and a kid spoke to him in Zulu so Trevor “replied to him in Zulu… Another kid said something Xhosa and [Trevor] replied to him in Xhosa” (Page 57). So Trevor basically changed a perception of you based off language.
  • One day when Trevor came home from School, Trevor found Fufi (his dog) in another's kid backyard. Trevor went into the kids backyard and said "My dog, She's in your yard." and the kid said "Spotty, go back inside the house." (Page 102) Later they argued who owned the dog then Patricia had to buy back the dog. Trevor later learned a important lesson that you might love a person/animal but they might not love you.
  • Trevor hasn't talk to his dad in many years because his dad moved. Trevor's mom wanted Trevor to visit Robert so Robert can see how much Trevor has grown over the years. So Trevor went to visit him and now Trevor "visited [Robert] every Sunday afternoon." (Page 110)
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