Brown Girl, Brownstones Setting & Symbolism

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Williamsburg

Williamsburg is the factory district in New York City where Selina's mother works. It is a nasty, dark place.

Fulton Street

Fulton Street is the fun party street in Brooklyn, where the night life is the best. Deighton likes to go to Fulton Street every Saturday night to visit his mistress.

Obeah

Obeah is an island religion practiced in Barbados. It is similar to voodoo or santeria.

Barbados

Most of the characters are immigrants from Barbados, which they call "home." Barbados is a lovely, sunny island, but many people there are very poor, have to work very hard, and can never get ahead.

Prospect Park

Selina and Beryl like to go to Prospect Park, which has a zoo and lots of food vendors, as well as sports games.

The Barbadian Association

The Barbadian immigrants form an Association to make loans to members, provide insurance, and grant a...

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