2009 English Alive - English Alive
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2009 English Alive

Editor: Robin Malan

This is the annual edition for 2009, the forty-third edition, edited by Robin Malan with assistant editors Jerome Damon and Nokuthula Mazibuko. It features cover artwork by Oriole Friedmann (home school, Stutterheim).


There are 66 pieces, in 80 pages.


It features the work of, among others, Oliver February (Cedar House School), Jessica Ilunga (Clarendon High School for Girls), Kopano Maroga (Michaelhouse), Nkululeko Tsotetsi (Springs Boys’ High School)


The back cover features this quotation:


Prose invades my dreams, taps me on the shoulder and spins me round in dizzy, joyous circles. I feel it floating around my head; I am almost sure at times that, if I reach my hands out, I will gather these words to me in a never-ending embrace.

– Hannah McDonald (Eshowe High School)


It contains news of these ex-English Alivers:


Ken Barris (English Alive editor 1993), Jeremy Cronin (English Alive contributor 1967, St Joseph’s College), Jerome Damon (English Alive assistant editor 1995–2004, 2007–), Nadia Davids (English Alive contributor 1993–4, 1996, St Cyprian’s School), Jeremy Gordin (English Alive contributor 1967–70), Karen Jeynes (English Alive contributor 1995, 1997, Westerford High School),

Shaun Johnson (English Alive contributor 1976, Hyde Park High School),

Robin Malan (English Alive assistant founding editor 1967–70, editor 1995–2004, 2007–), Helen Moffett (English Alive contributor 1978, Hottentots Holland High School).


Price: R45