Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Pavement Bookworm, Part 2

I first posted about Philani Dladla (aka The Pavement Bookworm) back on August 28.  In case you didn't see that post, here's a quick link to it for your reference.

As you might recall, Dladla is a young South African who found himself homeless and addicted to drugs...nothing unusual about that story.  But what makes Dladla special is that he used his love of books as a way to pull himself back together and, more importantly, to help a whole lot of other people in the process.

It's a great story, especially if you follow the links and watch the videos associated with Dladla's journey.  And, in that first post, I mentioned that the 24-year-old was working on a book of his own, a memoir explaining just how he became the man he is today.  Well, GoodNewsNetwork tells us that Dladla's memoir is going to be released in late October by South African publisher Jacana Media.  The book, aptly titled The Pavement Bookworm, does not appear to be available for pre-order in the U.S. - at least at the moment - but it's one worth watching for.

Book details
  • The Pavement Bookworm by Philani Dladla
    EAN: 9781928337003

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  1. What a wonderful story. Hopefully the book is eventually available in the US.

    1. I'm keeping an eye out for it here, Stefanie, and I'll be sure to post any information regarding US publication if I see something.