Tranquility through Female Bonding in Gloria Naylor’s The Women of Brewster Place and Mama Day
This paper endeavors to show the female bonding, solace and strength the characters acquire after a persistent struggle. Gloria Naylor is adept in dealing with the history, culture and tradition of African American Community. Naylor is very particular in choosing African American as protagonist, especially women. Usually Naylor’s characters speak her mind. Her themes typically revolves around the Afro American women. Naylor uses her novels as a medium to voice her opinion. She portrays the African-American community very realistically. As one of the early female African-American writers, Naylor apart from giving her readers an experience of understanding African American life, she also depicts the effects of repression and devaluation on black women through the lives of the characters in her novels. How the characters been source of comfort for each other has been discussed.