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Looking for Lorraine

The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry

by Imani Perry

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Looking for Lorraine
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The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry
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Imani Perry

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Lorraine Hansberry, who died at 34, was a force of nature. Although known for her work A Raisin in the Sun, her short life was full of extraordinary experiences and achievements, this book is a revealing portrait of one of the most gifted and charismatic, yet least understood, Black intellectuals of the twentieth century. Booklist (starred) says "...brings light, warmth, scope, and enlightening complexity to the spine-straightening story of a brilliant, courageous, seminal, and essential American writer."

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Lorraine Hansberry: Radiant, Radical — And More Than 'Raisin'

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