The Concept of Racism in Morrison's " Sula"


Morrison's first novel was followed three years later by her second novel, Sula, 1973. Sula narrates the struggle of a black community in Ohio between 1919 and 1965. Primarily , it tells the story of two childhood friends, Nel Wright and Sula Peace, spiritual soul mates who go their separates ways when Nel Marries but reunite ten years later. In addition , it exposes the small mindedness of the black community toward Shadrack, a veteran suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, Nel's mother, Helene, the financiallycomfortable newcomer from New Orleans, and Sula and her grandmother Eva. The novel depicts the misery life of black people after the world war I and their struggle with the white society.