Zami, a New Spelling of My Name Setting & Symbolism

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Harlem

A common home for black people in New York City. This is where Audre grew up.

New York City

Audre's on again, off again home. She lives in various apartments around the city after leaving home.

Washington D.C.

She visits D.C. from time to time, but largely finds it an alienating experience due to the racism there.

Stamford, Connecticut

A small town where Audre finds a factory job and meets Ginger.

Cuernavaca, Mexico

A haven for political dissidents from the United States. Audre finds her way there and meets Eudora, a much older woman with whom she develops a relationship. This area in Mexico is very tolerant and people for the most part mind their own business.

Hunter High School

Audre's high school, a place she hates except for her group of friends there, The Branded.

Grenada

The country of origin for Audre's parents.

Carriacou

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