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Looking for Lorraine : the radiant and radical life of Lorraine Hansberry
Varying Form of Title
Radiant and radical life of Lorraine Hansberry
 by Beacon Press, Boston, Massachusetts :
237 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-218) and index.
Introduction : Lorraine's time -- Migration song -- From heartland to the water's edge -- The girl who can do everything -- Bobby -- Sappho's poetry -- Raisin -- The trinity -- Of the faith of our fathers -- American radical -- The view from Chitterling Heights -- Homegoing -- Conclusion : retracing, May 2017.
Best-known for her work A Raisin in the Sun, Hansberry had an unflinching commitment to social justice which brought her under FBI surveillance when she was barely in her twenties. Hansberry associated with many activists, writers, and musicians; though she married a man, she identified as a lesbian. Perry provides insights into Hansberry's life and writings, and shows how her political activism is reflected in her works. -- adapted from jacket