Loyola University Chicago

Student Diversity & Multicultural Affairs

Division of Student Development

Feminism and Gender: Literature

Angelou, Maya. Gather Together in My Name. Publisher: Bantam; Rei edition (January 1, 1985)
Excerpt: "This is the story of a great heroine who knows the meaning of a struggle and never loses her pride or dignity. Indeed, her story makes me proud of the human race.”
Morrison, Toni. Sula. Publisher: Vintage; Reprint edition (June 8, 2004) 
Excerpt: "Two girls grow up to become women. Two friends who become something worse than enemies. In this brilliantly imagined novel, Nobel Prize laureate Toni Morrison tells the story of Nel Wright and Sula Peace, who meet as children in the small town of Medallion, Ohio. Their devotion is fierce enough to withstand bullies and the burden of a dreadful secret. It endures even after Nel has grown up to be a pillar of the black community and Sula has become a pariah. But their friendship ends in an unforgivable betrayal- or does it?”