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A raisin in the sun

A raisin in the sun

Hansberry, Lorraine, 1930-1965

Set in 1950s Chicago, A Raisin in the Sun is the classic play about a black family's struggle for equality. The play was originally published in the USA in 1959 but has since become a standard text in American schools

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Methuen, 2001

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Statement of responsibility: Lorraine Hansberry
ISBN: 0413762408, 9780413762405
Note: Originally published: New York: Random House, 1959; London: Methuen, 1960.
Physical Description: 114p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Subject: Equality Illinois Chicago Drama.; Chicago (Ill.) Race relations Drama.; Afro-Americans Illinois Chicago Drama.

Author note

Deeply committed to the Black struggle for equality and human rights, Lorraine Hansberry's brilliant career as a writer was cut short by her death when she was only 35. A Raisin in The Sun was the first play written by a Black woman to be produced on Broadway and won the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. Hansberry was the youngest and the first black writer to receive this award.