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Syracuse Reads 2018-19: Born a Crime: South Africa & Apartheid

Discover resources for students and faculty related to Trevor Noah's Born a Crime, the 2018-19 Syracuse Reads selection

Looking for Information about South Africa and Apartheid?

Black South African protestors carrying an injured child (Time, Inc.)This page is a compilation of resources and links on South Africa in general and on apartheid in particular. This page was created to support any curriculum and research conducted at Syracuse University on Africa or South Africa, the country where Trevor Noah grew up and where Born a Crime takes place. If you have any suggestions for this page, please don't hesitate to contact Bonnie Ryan .

Other related research guides created by librarians at Syracuse University Libraries:

Flag of South Africa

Flag of South Africa

The South African flag consists of a horizontally oriented Y-shape in green with yellow (gold) and white borders. The Y-shape separates sections of red (top and right), blue (bottom and right), and a black triangle (left).

Country Studies of South Africa

South African Literature

Music of South Africa

For more information about and sources related to the music of South Africa and the African continent, please visit this African Music research guide created by Rachel Fox von Swearingen, Music Librarian at Syracuse University Libraries.

Looking for additional information?

Please contact Bonnie Ryan, the African Studies Librarian at Syracuse University Libraries.


Many thanks to Atoma Batoma, Africana Librarian at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, for compiling relevant websites and archives for the African Studies internet resource guide. 

Databases for Scholarly Sources

Looking for scholarly content about South Africa and apartheid? These databases offer a wide variety of resources, including many peer-reviewed scholarly articles. Hover over the database name for specific information about what the database offers.