“Sula” by Toni Morrison was first published in 1973. It was the author’s second novel. The novel revolves around the life experiences of two black girls.
Unlike the experiences of the two black girls in her first novel “The Bluest Eye,” “Sula” also describes the experiences of the girls when they grow into adulthood. After the success of the first novel, she got inspired and desired to write a second novel about the people living in a black community.
The novel is set in the American South after the war. It was the time when there was continuing racial segregation that divided white and black populations. Not only that but also the First World War veterans such as Shadrack and Plum were also discriminated against because of their skin color.
Literature Companion: Sula
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Plot Overview
Chapter Three: Characters
Chapter Four: Complete Summary
Chapter Five: Critical Analysis