Meet Philani Dladla, a.k.a. the Pavement Bookworm. He’s 24 and lives in Johannesburg, South Africa, and his story is quite incredible.
“I left my job and couldn’t afford rent anymore – I lost everything. While living on the streets I noticed how many beggars there were getting money for nothing on street corners. I thought I could be different and actually give people something worthwhile – like a book or book review – in exchange for money.”
So he started selling books on the streets – but only after he had read them and could offer passers by a detailed review.