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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

The True Story of the Vortex - The Conception Files :

Author is : A.D. Stratu
Publisher is : AuthorHouse
release : 2012-10-03
genre : Fiction
isbn_10 : 147723120X
isbn_13 : 9781477231203

A Daughter's Legacy :

Author is : Pamphilia Hlapa
Publisher is : University of Natal Press
release : 2006
genre : Fiction
isbn_10 :
isbn_13 : STANFORD:36105131816501

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Author is : William Blades
Publisher is : BoD – Books on Demand
release : 2019-09-25
genre : Fiction
isbn_10 : 3734083087
isbn_13 : 9783734083082

Ink and Bone :

Author is : Rachel Caine
Publisher is : Penguin
release : 2015
genre : Juvenile Fiction
isbn_10 : 045147239X
isbn_13 : 9780451472397

Half Magic :

Author is : Edward Eager
Publisher is : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
release : 1999-03-31
genre : Juvenile Fiction
isbn_10 : 0547540167
isbn_13 : 9780547540160

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Author is : Toni Maguire
Publisher is : HarperCollins UK
release : 2008-09-04
genre : Family & Relationships
isbn_10 : 0007279833
isbn_13 : 9780007279838

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

Michelle Obama In Her Own Words :

Author is : Lisa Rogak
Publisher is : Random House
release : 2010-04-27
genre : Biography & Autobiography
isbn_10 : 0753521679
isbn_13 : 9780753521670

Almost Paradise : The East Hampton Murder of Ted Ammon

Author is : Kieran Crowley
Publisher is : Macmillan
release : 2005-03-01
genre : True Crime
isbn_10 : 0312340230
isbn_13 : 9780312340230

American Grown : The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America

Author is : Michelle Obama
Publisher is : Crown
release : 2012
genre : Gardening
isbn_10 : 0307956024
isbn_13 : 9780307956026

Spider 2-3 :

Author is : Robert Vallier
Publisher is : no defined
release : 2015-10-26
genre :
isbn_10 : 9780990881148
isbn_13 : 0990881148

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