In his review of the autobiographical work – titled Born a Crime, which reflects on Trevor’s upbringing – Gates praises Trevor’s mom especially saying: “In fact, Noah’s mother emerges as the real hero of the book. She’s an extraordinary person who is fiercely independent and raised her son to be the same way.”
Trevor Noah’s book
Gates also reflects on South African race relations in his review and Trevor’s place in society in relation to them.
An excited Trevor tweeted: “Bill Gates just reviewed my book!!! Started from Windows 3.1 now we here.”
Bill Gates just reviewed my book!!!
Started from Windows 3.1 now we here.🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾https://t.co/KqKFGWSjVd
Gates said on Twitter: “His comedy is so universal that it has the power to transcend borders.”
In the book, Noah unpacks a lot about growing up in the twilight of apartheid.