|Title||PSYCHE OF BLACK WOMEN IN GLORIA NAYLOR’S THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE AS POST-COLONIAL WRITING|
Mohideen Bi Afreen & Dr. Mohamed Rafiq
Bharathidasan University, Tamil Nadu, INDIA
The study presents the inner life of the characters of Gloria Naylor’s debutant novel, The Women of Brewster Place in a post-colonial setting. Black women post slavery still did not achieve real freedom. They bear the triple burden of being Black, female, and poor and so experience the cruelty of racism, sexism and classism as a result of which they are bogged down to the meanest level. They not only experience hardships in society but are burdened by their own men. Their situation is like the colonized people who were also victimized and tormented beyond endurance. Since they share the common burdens of social ills, they support each other in different ways through motherhood and sisterhood watching each other’s back and saving from dire situations. The women though distressed join in their struggle and get the courage to not only go on with their lives but also emerge successful in their endeavor.