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Mermaid of Black Conch

Monique Roffey

April 1976: St Constance, a tiny Caribbean village on the island of Black Conch, at the start of the rainy season. A fisherman sings to himself in his pirogue, waiting for a catch—but attracts a sea-dweller he doesn’t expect. Aycayia, a beautiful young woman cursed by jealous wives to live as a mermaid, has been swimming the Caribbean Sea for centu...
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Mar 08, 2021
To honour #IWD2021, let me tell you about some books written by women that I read since the last IWD & that I loved: Wayward Lives, Beautiful Experiments - Saidiya Hartman The Argonauts - Maggie Nelson Motherwell: A Memoir - Deborah Orr The Mermaid of Black Conch - @moniqueroffey      source