Conflict in a piece of literature doesn't always involve people swinging axes or firing weapons, but it does explain or describe the way characters interact with each other, themselves, or their environments. The Women of Brewster Place defines the black experience and illustrates the strength of friendship among women, never once suggesting that often-accepted view that women cannot be friends to other women. Men are shown as base.
Dr. G. Saravana Prabu, “Interpersonal Conflict in Gloria Naylor's The Women of Brewster Place”, Labyrinth, vol. 3, pp. 133-136, 2012.