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Book details
  • SubGenre:Action & Adventure / Survival Stories
  • Age Range (years):9 - 12
  • Language:English
  • Series title:Real African Writers Series
  • Series Number:3
  • Pages:60
  • eBook ISBN:9781624884627

Tofi's Fire Dance

An Extraordinary African Story

by Pusch Komiete Commey

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Nii, from the Gold Coast in West Africa is thrown into a sea full of white sharks. He is rescued by a magic rainbow fish which takes him to the Kingdom of the Zulus in Southern Africa. He meets Tofi and learns about cows. He also teaches Tofi how to fish. One day the rains fail to fall, the grass withers, the cows die. However, like true love .... the sea never dries.


Nii, a young boy from the West Coast of Africa stows away on a ship to the land of dreams, The United Sates of America. He is thrown away to white sharks for breakfast by the crew of a ship called Xeno. Protected by a mysterious rainbow fish, he washes up on the shores of the Zulu Kingdom in South Africa and meets Tofi, a Zulu maiden. After a misunderstanding over language and culture he is accepted into the cattle herding nation. He teaches the Zulus how to fish because "Sea Never Dry ." They, in turn, teach him about cows because "Cattle is wealth." When Nii has to go home, Tofi fights for his return. She is compelled to go on a pulsating search for the magic rainbow fish , and has to dance in fire.

About the author

Pusch Commey is a South African based lawyer and award winning prolific writer. He is also associate editor of the London based Pan African magazine, NEW AFRICAN.