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The Pavement Bookworm: A True Story

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The Pavement Bookworm A True Story

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by Philani Dladla, Busani Nqcaweni (Forward)
Paperback, 200 pages
Published October 2015 by Blackbird Books

Meet 24-year-old Philani Dladla who has one of the most inspiring young South African stories you’re ever likely to encounter. An avid reader with an insatiable desire for knowledge, Philani has used his love for books to overcome drug addiction and change his lot in life – while trying to do the same for others.

Growing up in rural KZN, Philani was a pre-teen when his mother’s employer left him his book collection. His initiation under the Mandela Bridge, a place he would call home for years, was to share his clothes. He did, however, manage to keep his bag of books. Refusing to be just any other beggar on the streets of Johannesburg, he started reviewing them and selling them to motorists driving up Empire Road near Wits. He charged a price according to how he rated the work in question. His unique approach soon captured Jozi’s attention and he became known as “the pavement bookworm”. Documentary filmmaker Tebogo Malope interviewed him about his roadside bookstall and posted the video online where it went viral.

And his life changed.

Today Philani has achieved international acclaim and through his motivational speaking shares the power of reading and how it helped him overcome adversity. He has also started the Pavement Bookworm Foundation whose aim is to collect books and distribute them to underprivileged children in and around Johannesburg. He also runs book clubs for children from Joubert Park.

Philani knows the power books have to change society and wants to share the gift with as many underprivileged children as possible through his story. It is a story that has the power to motivate and inspire and Philani needs your help in purchasing copies of his book to give away to literacy charities or charities as you see fit.

Visit http://www.pavementbookworm.co.za/ for more information on Philani’s ongoing work and projects.

ISBN 1928337007 (ISBN13: 9781928337003)
edition language English
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The Pavement Bookworm :

Author is : Philani Dladla
Publisher is : no defined
release : 2016-10-01
genre : Book clubs (Discussion groups)
isbn_10 : 9781928337003
isbn_13 : 1928337007

This Is How It Is : True Stories from South Africa

Author is : Life Righting Lrc Collective
Publisher is : no defined
release : 2019-04
genre : Biography & Autobiography
isbn_10 : 9781928232568
isbn_13 : 1928232566

The Amazing Story of the Man Who Cycled from India to Europe for Love :

Author is : Per J Andersson
Publisher is : Oneworld Publications
release : 2017-03-14
genre : Biography & Autobiography
isbn_10 : 1786070340
isbn_13 : 9781786070340

The Au Pair :

Author is : Michele Macfarlane
Publisher is : Jacana Media
release : 2011-10-01
genre : Biography & Autobiography
isbn_10 : 1770099085
isbn_13 : 9781770099081

Carmela Full of Wishes :

Author is : Matt de la Peña
Publisher is : Penguin
release : 2018-10-09
genre : Juvenile Fiction
isbn_10 : 0399549056
isbn_13 : 9780399549052

These Bones Will Rise Again :

Author is : Panashe Chigumadzi
Publisher is : no defined
release : 2018-06
genre :
isbn_10 : 9781999683306
isbn_13 : 1999683307

The Enemies of Books :

Author is : William Blades
Publisher is : Library of Alexandria
release : 1896
genre : Book-worms
isbn_10 : 146555288X
isbn_13 : 9781465552884

Frankenstein Rec :

Author is : Costas Zapas
Publisher is : no defined
release : 2014-06-26
genre :
isbn_10 : 9786188131309
isbn_13 : 6188131308

American Crime Stories :

Author is : no defined
Publisher is : Oxford University
release : 2000
genre : Detective and mystery stories, American
isbn_10 : 9780194230797
isbn_13 : 0194230791

Code of Silence : Living a Lie Comes with a Price

Author is : Tim Shoemaker
Publisher is : Zondervan
release : 2013
genre : Juvenile Fiction
isbn_10 : 9780310726937
isbn_13 : 031072693X

Smaller and Smaller Circles :

Author is : F.H. Batacan
Publisher is : Soho Press
release : 2015-08-18
genre : Fiction
isbn_10 : 1616957123
isbn_13 : 9781616957124

Sam and Me and the Hard Pear Tree :

Author is : Jami Yeats-Kastner
Publisher is : Jacana Media
release : 2014-06-01
genre :
isbn_10 : 1431420727
isbn_13 : 9781431420728

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