Journal of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split, No. 9 July 2017
Original scientific paper
Gordan Matas orcid.org/0000-0001-8064-7733 ; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Split
This work analyzes the concept of love among African American female friends. Their ‘friendly’ love, i.e. the strong emotional connection of female characters in both novels by Toni Morrison, was depicted as a necessary means in overcoming the racism and sexism that African American women were exposed to. Such friendships became a means of self-realization and emancipation for African American women who were subjected to repression both by white and black men.
African Americans; love; community; United States; racism; women