2008 English Alive - English Alive
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2008 English Alive

Editor: Robin Malan

This is the annual edition for 2008, the forty-second edition, edited by Robin Malan with assistant editors Jerome Damon and Nokuthula Mazibuko. It features cover artwork by Shabana Sonday (Westerford High School, Frank Joubert Art Centre).


There are 73 pieces, in 80 pages.


It features the work of, among others, Beyers de Vos (Pretoria Boys’ High School), Lara Evans (Cedar House School), Oliver February (Cedar House School), Tshepo Mashigo (Northcliff High School), Andy Petersen (St John’s College), Mariechen Puchert (Clarendon High School for Girls), Trudie Spangenberg (Pretoria High School for Girls).


The back cover features this quotation:


Reds and oranges

Swirling high with the strong breeze

The world is ablaze!

– Laura Barnard (Westerford High School)


It contains news of these ex-English Alivers:


Jerome Damon (English Alive assistant editor 1995–2004, 2007–), Nadia Davids (English Alive contributor 1993–4, 1996, St Cyprian’s School), Shaun de Waal (English Alive contributor 1981, Hyde Park High School), Karen Jeynes (English Alive contributor 1995, 1997, Westerford High School), Shaun Johnson (English Alive contributor 1976, Hyde Park High School), Robin Malan (English Alive founding assistant editor 1967–70, editor 1995–2004, 2007–), Nokuthula Mazibuko (English Alive assistant editor 1995–2004, 2007–), Henrietta Rose-Innes (English Alive contributor 1985–9, Westerford High School), Nicholas Spagnoletti (English Alive contributor, 1996, South African College High School).


Price: R45