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"A Raisin in the Sun"


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A Raisin in the Sun received its premiere in 1959. It was the first successful Broadway play about the black experience 'A Raisin in the Sun was a revelation to me. It's still fresh. It is still relevant. Lorraine Hansberry was a visionary.' Spike Lee 'Come to A Raisin in the Sun as you would to any classic. It speaks to us today as it did almost half a century ago.' Bonnie Greer This edition includes the definitive text of the play, featuring additional scenes previously unpublished in the UK, an introduction by Robert Nemiroff and a new foreword by Joi Gresham

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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 fir st play written by a Black woman to be produced on Broadway and won the New York Drama Critics Circl e Award. Hansberry was the youngest and the first black writer to receive this award.

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