Jealous in Jozi
Dorothy Dyer and Ros Haden
Ntombi travels to Jozi for the finals of the Teen Voice competition. But it is not a bed of roses. She has left her boyfriend, Olwethu in Cape Town. Her jealous little sister Zinzi is out to make trouble while she’s away. And, she must deal with the other contestants she’s up against: the cool, talented and gorgeous Alex and the nasty twins, Lindiwe and Sindiwe. Thank goodness her room mate Mahlodi can help her make sense of her confusing emotions. (This is a sequel to Broken Promises.)
Ros is a writer and editor. Her celebrated novel – The Tin Church (David Philip, 2004) – was translated into Dutch, German and French. She has also written numerous short stories, children’s fiction and school textbooks. Ros has also worked as a teacher at St Marks College in the Northern Province, a project manager for ESST (Education Support Services Trust), a freelance scriptwriter for Generations, an editor for Soccer Laduma and Live Writing and a copy editor for Growpeace in Africa (a registered charity). Ros has a MA degree in Creative writing from UCT (distinction), a Diploma in Advanced Studies in Publishing from Oxford Brookes University (distinction), an HDE (PGP) and a BA degree majoring in English (UCT).
Dorothy is a director of Cover2Cover and works for the FunDza Literacy Trust. Previously an English teacher, Dorothy’s 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, as well as a Masters in Creative Writing, also through UCT.
Title: Jealous in Jozi
Authors: Dorothy Dyer and Ros Haden
Release date: September 2011