Sneak Peek: ZANDI’S SONG by Zandile Ndhlovu


ZANDI’S SONG by Zandile Ndhlovu
Children’s Picture Book

Zandi is a girl on a mission: to bring a message of conservation to the world.

Zandi was always thinking and dreaming about the ocean. Then, one special day, the ocean calls for her. Zandi tentatively approaches the water―and that’s when her adventure begins! She soon finds herself transformed into a mermaid and on an unforgettable underwater journey, where she hears the song of the ocean.

But there is something threatening this magical world. Is the key to protecting it buried in stories from the past? Join Zandi in her mission to protect our beloved oceans, in this inspiring story written by South Africa’s first Black female free diving instructor.






Zandile Ndhlovu (pronounced Zan-DEE-lay And-LO-vu) is South Africa’s first Black female free diving instructor.

After looking beneath the surface of the ocean for the first time in her life at age twenty-eight, she felt at home and decided she needed to help make the seas more accessible and diverse. Realizing it needed to start with young people, Ndhlovu set up the Black Mermaid Foundation, which works to create diverse representation in ocean spaces―in sports, in careers, and recreationally.

In 2022 she was named one of the Global Top 100 Most Influential People of African Descent.

Instagram: @zandithemermaid

Linktree: @zandithemermaid 

The Black Mermaid Foundation


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