From boys to men
Londi Gamedze and Dorothy Dyer
Themba is unhappy. His beloved brother has died, and now his mother is making him do his matric year at Harmony High, far away from his old home and friends. What’s more, his mother now spends all her time drinking at home, leaving Themba to make his own way. Then he meets the gorgeous Lettie and what’s more, tough guy Prince befriends him at school. But how far is Themba prepared to go to be part of Prince’s gang? And when Lettie is threatened by rival gangsters Themba has to make some of the most difficult decisions of his life.
Dorothy is a director of Cover2Cover, and works for the FunDza Literacy Trust. Previously an English teacher, her passion for getting her students to read more was the impetus for Cover2Cover. She discovered the dearth of relevant teen literature available and, through the encouragement of her students who loved the idea of reading stories that reflected their lives, decided to launch Cover2Cover. Besides having taught English at a range of schools, Dorothy has written many textbooks and school readers. She has a Masters from UCT in Applied Language and Literacy Studies, and a Masters in Creative Writing, also through UCT.
Title: From boys to men
Authors: Londi Gamedze and Dorothy Dyer
Release date: February 2013