Where did The Friends by Rosa Guy take place?

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In The Friends, by Rosa Guy, the story takes place in the New York borough, Harlem. The heroine of the story named Phyllisia Cathay has just moved from the West Indies to Harlem. Rosa Guy was herself born in Trinidad in the West Indies in 1925. She grew...

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In The Friends, by Rosa Guy, the story takes place in the New York borough, Harlem. The heroine of the story named Phyllisia Cathay has just moved from the West Indies to Harlem.

Rosa Guy was herself born in Trinidad in the West Indies in 1925. She grew up in the United States after 1932 and lived in Harlem. After her first books were published in 1966 and 1970, Rosa Guy went to the West Indies again to live in Haiti and Trinidad. Guy's novels have a feeling of the Indies to them. So, The Friends shows a lot about West Indies culture even though it is set in Harlem, New York.

Read more about Rosa Guy at Biography.com.

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