Toni Morrison is one of the most prolific authors of African American women novelist. She mostly focuses on issue of gender and community as in the story of Sula. Her contributions to African American literature are awarded many times in twentieth century.
Sula is the story about the girls Nel Wrigth and Sula Peace. They are close friends in the black community of the Bottom in the town of Madellion. The town people see Sula as the evil and treat as an outcast. Because Sula wants to be self and free so it is not available for the historical figure of womanhood or girlhood through the contemporary period.
How Sula represents the issue of gender is, the invisibility of the women or girls even to be girl children and to be female as uncomfortable as to be a black. As she stated on some points in Sula, Morrison generally implies that women's strength is born out of divisive social structures. They are the victim in a chain of oppression. Also relationship between the sisters female friends, mothers and daughters are the central in Morrison's works as in Sula. Sula Peace and Nel Wright are each the only doughtier of mothers whose distance leaves the young girls alone with dreams of someone to destroy the solitude. When they first met they felt the ease and comfort of old friends. Moreover, their meeting was fortune and it led them use each other to grown on. Sula's spontaneous intense is relieved by Nel's passive reverse. Sula loves the ordered neatness of Nel's home and her life and Nel like Sula's household of throbbing disorder awry with things, people, voices and over the years they found relief in each others personality. Sula and Nel together face life, death and marriage and they also must face separation. Morrison affirms the necessity of their collaboration. In the story, being two close friends is focused on mostly the dimension of their own existence without the permission of their families or the community.