ENGLISH ALIVE 2016
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).
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