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南非流浪汉拒绝乞讨以卖书为生

2014-07-01    来源:网络    【      美国外教 在线口语培训

If anyone proves you should never judge a book by its cover, it's Philani Dladla.
永远不要以封皮外表评判一本书——如果有人向你证明这一真理,那么这个人一定是流浪汉Philani Dladla。

Spoting a flat-bill baseball hat, a colorful, striped dress shirt and beads dangling from his neck, Dladla may not look the part of a stereotypical bookworm -- especially as he lives on the streets.
头戴鸭舌棒球帽、身穿彩色条纹衬衫、脖挂串珠,这就是Philani Dladla的形象——和人们印象中的书虫截然不同吧!尤其是他还是个流浪汉。

Termed the "pavement bookworm" by South African filmmaker Tebogo Malope, Dladla has attracted attention near and far because of his unconventional methods of making money while homeless. Instead of panhandling, Dladla reviews books and discusses authors with passers-by -- impromptu book club sessions, essentially -- to earn an income, according to SA People News.
Dladla虽身为流浪汉,但却不以乞讨为生,南非电影摄影师Tebogo Malope把他的故事拍成了视频“路边书虫”,吸引了世界各地人们的目光。据媒体SA People News报道,Dladla不以乞讨为生,而是通过做书评并和路人谈论作家赚取生活来源,从本质上来讲他所做的是图书俱乐部中的即兴演讲。

Malope discovered the homeless 24-year-old late last year in Johannesburg, when he posted a sidewalk interview with Dladla (see above) chatting about books and the positive influence they have on readers. Ever since, the pavement bookworm has gained international popularity and attracted far more pedestrians interested in some literary chats.
Malope去年年底在南非的约翰尼斯堡发现了24岁的流浪汉Dladla,当时他正在和Dladla做路边访谈(如上图所示),讨论图书及图书带给读者的正能量。自从那时起,“路边书虫”就在全世界越来越流行起来,吸引了越来越多的路人对图书话题的兴趣。

While Dladla earns money from selling the books he has on hand to adults, he gives away books for free to kids.
虽然Dladla通过把手头的书籍卖给成人赚取利润,但他会向孩子免费赠送图书。

"They can still take this reading thing and turn it into their habit," Dladla said in the video interview. "Their lifelong habit."
“他们还可以培养阅读习惯,并坚持下去,”Dladla在视频采访中说道,“让阅读成为他们一生的习惯。”

To Dladla, his love of books goes far beyond enjoying a good read -- diving into storytelling, he said, saved him from drug addiction. Now, he hopes his passion for books rubs off on the people he engages every day.
对于Dladla来说,他对图书的热爱已经远远超出了仅仅享受阅读的过程——他已深入到讲述图书故事的更深一层次。据他所说讲述图书故事帮他戒掉了毒瘾。现在,他希望自己对图书的激情能对人们的日常生活产生正能量。

"Reading is not harmful. There’s no such thing as harmful knowledge," Dladla said in the video interview. "[Reading] is only going to make you a better person."
“读书没有害处,开卷有益。”Dladla在视频采访中说道,“阅读只会让你成为更好的自己。”

"You don't have to be rich to change the world," he wrote on Facebook. "Start with the little that you have. If you inspire one person you've already changed the world."
“你不必富到改变世界,”他在Facebook上写道,“从你已经拥有的开始吧。如果你可以鼓舞人心,那么你已经改变了世界。”



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