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A Raisin In The Sun

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A Raisin In The Sun, Lorraine Hansberry. Signet, 1966. 

Vintage paperback. Some very light shelfwear. No markings inside. Very good condition. 

Lorraine Hansberry was an American playwright and writer. She was the first Black woman to have written a play performed on Broadway, and the youngest American to win a New York’s Critics’ Circle award. She spent her career heavily involved in the civil rights movement, and writing for the black publication Freedom Newspaper; as well as the lesbian publication, the Ladder, where she wrote about the intersectionality of homophobia, misogyny and racism. Her groundbreaking play, Raisin in the Sun, 1959, is about a black Chicago family dealing with housing discrimination and racism. She is considered one of the most important figures in American theatre.