Trevor Noah pays tribute to his school English teacher in Nielsen Booksellers Choice Award acceptance speech
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Trevor Noah was awarded the Nielsen Booksellers Choice Award last week – a prize for South African booksellers’ favourite book – for his autobiography Born A Crime and Other Stories.
In his acceptance speech, Noah thanks his readers and South African booksellers.
‘It’s not just my story, it’s a story that we share in South Africa, so it means a lot to me that South Africans enjoyed it,’ he said.
Noah also jokingly thanked his school English teacher, for ‘forcing me to write essays when I didn’t want to’.
It was a busy week for Noah, whose book was also publicly recommended by Hollywood star Tyler Perry and nominated for the prestigious Thurber Prize for American Humor.
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