Written by rahelreads for Instagram on Wednesday, June 16th, 2021

A mermaid story like you’ve never read before. The Mermaid of Black Conch by Monique Roffey is nothing short of a brilliant and magical novel.


I was wholly immersed in this incredible love story. Part prose, part diary entries and part poetry, this book will capture your heart as you read about the hopes and dreams of a mermaid. The author traces the mermaid’s past back to the genocide of the Caribbean indigenous peoples. It’s genius. Also I loved the Caribbean dialect and phrases. It adds so much depth to the story. This book is a unique and fresh take on the mermaid folklore.