YPIN Global Book Club
January 23rd, 2020 7:00PM -9:00PM
Travel around the world without leaving Seattle! Join the Global Book Club’s reading of Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. The Young Professional International Network (YPIN)’s new internationally-focused book club helps us explore the world without a passport. Grab a copy of "Born a Crime,” enjoy a coffee and pastry at Ada’s Technical Books, and join us for a fun and informal conversation.
“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.” (Penguin House)
If attending, please join us in buying a snack or drink to show our support for Ada’s Technical Books.