A Raisin in the Sun, by Lorraine Hansberry (1959)

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About the book

  • Vintage, 2004, 151 p. Goodreads
  • My rating: 4 stars
  • Written and completed in 1957, A Raisin in the Sun opened on March 11, 1959, becoming the first play by an African American woman to be produced on Broadway. The 29-year-old Hansberry became the youngest American playwright and only the fifth woman to receive the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Play.
  • In 1961, the movie version of A Raisin in the Sun, with a screenplay by Hansberry, earned a special prize at the Cannes Film Festival.

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