In Born a Crime, what role does humor play in Trevor’s upbringing? How did that role affect his career choices? 

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Humor was a very important part of Trevor's upbringing. Born to a white father and black mother in apartheid-era South Africa, he learned from an early age that humor was a coping mechanism to deal with chronic injustice and racial prejudice.

Trevor's mother was jailed on and off for having a relationship with Trevor's father, who, as we've already seen, was a white man. This was strictly forbidden at the time, and so Trevor's mother often found herself in hot water with the authorities....

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