2016 English Alive - English Alive
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2016 English Alive

Editor: Robin Malan

This is the annual edition for 2016, the fiftieth edition, edited by Robin Malan, with assistant editors Elaine Davie, Nicky Karstens, Sharon Sheldon, and Sue Wigham.


It features cover artwork by Melissa Booysen (Pinelands High School).


There are 55 pieces, drawn from students at 27 schools.


It features the work of, among others, Aleya Banwari (Cedar House School), Keagan Leech (St John’s College), Jo Truscott (Westerford High School)


The back cover features this quotation:


My mind’s flowers will be pollinated

By the immortal winds of Africa.

When this vessel eventually breaks

My soul will ascend to join other radiant flowers

In the garden of incandescent constellations

And walk above the clouds to get there.

Their footprints can be seen in the sky

When the sun has gone to sleep.

– from ‘Radiant flower’ by Vusumuzi Mpofu (Masibambane Secondary School)


It contains news of these ex-English Alivers: Nadia Davids (EA 1993–4, 1996, St Cyprian’s School), Amy Jephta (EA 2006, Muizenberg High School), Karen Jeynes (EA 1995 & 1997, Westerford High School), Siphokazi Jonas (EA 2002, Queenstown Girls’ High School), Jon Keevy (EA 2000, Bishops Diocesan College), David Lan (EA 1967–9, Westerford High School), Robin Malan (EA assistant founding editor 1967–70, EA editor 1995–2004, 2007–2012, 2014–16), Martin Plaut (EA 1967, Cape Town High School), Henrietta Rose-Innes (EA 1985–9, Westerford High School), Nicholas Spagnoletti (EA 1996, South African College High School), Mikhael Subotzky (EA 1998, Westerford High School).


Price: R60