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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Action & Adventure
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Real African Writers Series
  • Series Number:5
  • Pages:97
  • eBook ISBN:9781624884641

Between Sindi and the Sea

by Pusch Komiete Commey

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Sindi, a young girl from cattle province, Kwazulu- Natal , in the Kingdom of the Zulus, is determined to sail the seas , fish the oceans and challenge horizons. Vusamazulu, the spiritual doctor, who knows a lot about the sea sends her away to first look for Mantasi, The Earth Queen. Queen Mantasi instructs her to dance until it rains. A lion fish takes her through the African lion dance. Then things begin to change very fast, like magic. A beautiful inspiring African story that moves rapidly from the real to the surreal , reaching a shattering climax.


When Sindi decides that she will break from the stereotype of her background as a girl brought up around cattle, she plunges into a whole new world. The sea is too vast, the oceans too wide, and fishing skills in short supply. Yet she is determined to fish the oceans and challenge horizons. First she has to seek knowledge from those who know, skills from those who practice it, and then try,try, try. But even then, she has to go through a mysterious maze. She has to do the Lion dance, and she has to bear witness to the earth dance. She is not finished yet. In a surreal encounter with the African grey tweeting parrot, and the amicable fat cat, she becomes fortified to continue her quest. She encounters Mendala, Ghandia, and Nongse and becomes transformed. She is more determined not to give up on the dying Lion fish which had become her travel companion and mentor. In a pulsating race to the Scottburgh beach against time, Sindi is ushered into a brave new world. And her life would never be the same.

About the author

Pusch Commey is a South African based lawyer, prolific award winning writer, and associate editor of the popular global magazine NEW AFRICAN. He currently resides in Johannesburg.