Brit Bennett (The Vanishing Half, The Mothers) is back for our annual discussion of a Toni Morrison novel. This year, we’re taking on Sula, Morrison’s novel about the bonds between women. Our conversation dives into feminist commentary throughout the book, the desire to create lasting communal art, and the ways Morrison uses gruesome violence and unexpected humor to show us a world that is deeply human and uniquely Black.
There are spoilers in this episode.
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Everything we talk about on today’s episode can be found below in the show notes and on Bookshop.org and Amazon.
- Sula by Toni Morrison
- The Mothers by Brit Bennett
- The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett
- The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
- Beloved by Toni Morrison
- “Ep. 34 The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison — The Stacks Book Club (Renée Hicks)” (The Stacks)
- “Ep. 60 by Toni Morrison — The Stacks Book Club (DaMaris B. Hill)” (The Stacks)
- Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
- Angela Flournoy
- Saidiya Hartman
- Alice Walker
- The Good Son (Joseph Ruben, 1993)
- Macaulay Culkin
- Elijah Wood
- Joan Cusack
- Idris Elba
- Derrick Austin
- Gone with the Wind (Victor Flemming, 1939)
- Beloved (Jonathan Demme, 1998)
- Nell (Michael Apted, 1994)
- Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison
- The Undocumented Americans by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio
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