Books Saved Me From Drug Addiction | Philani Dladla | TEDxJohannesburg
This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Philani Dladla has gone from being a drug addict, to being homeless, to being an entrepreneur and a philanthropist in his own right. Known as the Pavement Bookworm, books have literally saved his life. In this inspiring TEDxJohannesburg 2014 Talk, he tells a story that will tear you apart and lift you up all at once.
A force of surefire optimism with a passion for reading and delivering off-the-cuff synopses, Philani Dladla fell in love with books at the age of eleven. Dladla has used books to overcome his drug addiction, and create a life and name for himself as an entrepreneur and a philanthropist.
Philani on Twitter: @BookVsDruggs
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