Thursday, 29 June 2017

The Pavement Bookworm - Philani Dladla

Philani Dladla is an amazing young man.  A homeless man and a drug addict once, he turned his life by offering book reviews instead of begging. In his twenties, Philani Dladla from South Africa is truly an inspiration not only for young South Africans but just about every youth in any part of the world. His is a real story of how we can overcome adversity and turn out life around for better. The interesting thing is that he overcome all his difficulties using the simple tool called books. Alongwith an insatiable desire for knowledge he had the faith in the power of books and reading.

He is a real crusader and a champion as he has not only changed his life but has also devoted it to help the underprivileged and at-risk youths. He also operates a Book Club which is not only about books but like a support group for members. He runs the book club from his own savings and from donations he gets.  

He has also authored a book titled “ The Pavement Bookworm” available on Amazon at   

Such an inspiration. His story is definitely a true testimony to the positive influence of books and reading in our lives as is also mentioned by him during an interview (read below the excerpt captured from his website). 

Read more about him at   

Hats off to this real champion !

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