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The Portuguese dictionary that revived Thabo Cele’s European dream

Lebo Cele remembers that pocket-size Portuguese to English dictionary her younger brother, Thabo Cele, always carried around religiously like a bible.

Right in the heart of KwaMashu, in the midst of hard-nosed IsiZulu speakers, teenage Cele would carry that little wordbook dutifully.  

“He carried that dictionary with him like a bible. At that time, there was no indication of him going overseas. We would take it and try to read it. None of it made sense. Funnily, he never said any of those words,” Lebo tells FARPost. Read More…

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