Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry

Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry

A revealing portrait of one of the most gifted and charismatic, yet least understood, Black artists and intellectuals of the twentieth century. Lorraine Hansberry, who died at thirty-four, was by all accounts a force of nature. Although best-known for her work A Raisin in the Sun, her short life was full of extraordinary experiences and achievements, and she had an unflinch A revealing portrait of one of the most gifted and charismatic, yet least understood, Black artists and intellectuals...

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Title:Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry
Author:Imani Perry
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Genres:Biography
ISBN:Looking for Lorraine: A Life of Lorraine Hansberry
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:256 pages pages

Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry Reviews

  • Colin
    Apr 23, 2019

    ?Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry? (2018) is a superb fact filled biographical work that explores the life of this famous playwright, activist, intellectual and feminist artist- writer. Although Lorraine (LH) was widely recognized and celebra...

    Although I haven't quite finished Looking for Lorraine (I'm at the 80% mark), I've decided to set out a few thoughts today to coincide with the publication of the book. I first became aware of the name "Lorraine Hansberry" while watching Raoul Peck's powerful documentary I Am Not Y...

    Born into the intellectual and activist middle class, Lorraine Hansberry's soaring intellect and inner strength allowed her to produce the work she's best known for, A Raisin in the Sun. That work arose out of family history in Chicago. She was years ahead of her time, but her backgrou...

    I never seem to enjoy the genre of biography as much as I think I'm going to (I've realized memoir and autobiography both appeal to me more for whatever reason). But I quite liked this, at least as much as I have other biographies of historical LGBTQ people. I knew very little of her g...

    I received this as a digital galley from NetGalley. I am hard pressed to dislike a literary biography but this one was exceptionally good. I liked how Ms. Perry divulged gaps in the historical record and took care to not infer too much. Additionally, the structure of the book ma...

    I want to start this review with a simple statement: This might be one of the best biographies I have read to date. I don't throw around this sentence lightly but from start to finish I was engrossed in Imani Perry's "Looking for Lorraine. The Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry". B...

    I?m not sure how to divvy up the blame between the author and the audio narrator, but this was just mind numbingly boring despite its biographical subject herself being so important and so darn interesting! I woke up at the 33% mark long enough to bail. ...

    I loved reading this book! Though Lorraine Hansberry has passed, her impressive spirit (and leadership) is still waiting for us to catch up. ...

    Through the years I?ve heard about the activism and radicalism of Lorraine Hansberry, but never was there a book-length treatment of said activism. Well, thanks to Imani Perry?s careful, caring, love-filled and yes, a radiant piece of scholarship that void has now been brilliantly ...

    This is a very thorough, meticulously researched and comprehensive biography of Lorraine Hansberry and I found it both interesting and illuminating. But it is also verges on the memoir (which the author acknowledges) of someone who obviously has enormous admiration and affection for Ha...

    Finished: 15.10.2018 Genre: biography Rating: A+ Published: 2018 Conclusion: One of the great playwrights of theater history ....who we rarely hear about: Lorraine Hansberry. Her play A Raisin in the Sun is nr 10 on the list of The 50 Best Plays of the Past 100 Years Learn...

    Black Queer Disabled Radical Genius. A must-read. ...

  • Joshunda Sanders
    Nov 01, 2018

    ?Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry? (2018) is a superb fact filled biographical work that explores the life of this famous playwright, activist, intellectual and feminist artist- writer. Although Lorraine (LH) was widely recognized and celebra...

    Although I haven't quite finished Looking for Lorraine (I'm at the 80% mark), I've decided to set out a few thoughts today to coincide with the publication of the book. I first became aware of the name "Lorraine Hansberry" while watching Raoul Peck's powerful documentary I Am Not Y...

    Born into the intellectual and activist middle class, Lorraine Hansberry's soaring intellect and inner strength allowed her to produce the work she's best known for, A Raisin in the Sun. That work arose out of family history in Chicago. She was years ahead of her time, but her backgrou...

    I never seem to enjoy the genre of biography as much as I think I'm going to (I've realized memoir and autobiography both appeal to me more for whatever reason). But I quite liked this, at least as much as I have other biographies of historical LGBTQ people. I knew very little of her g...

    I received this as a digital galley from NetGalley. I am hard pressed to dislike a literary biography but this one was exceptionally good. I liked how Ms. Perry divulged gaps in the historical record and took care to not infer too much. Additionally, the structure of the book ma...

    I want to start this review with a simple statement: This might be one of the best biographies I have read to date. I don't throw around this sentence lightly but from start to finish I was engrossed in Imani Perry's "Looking for Lorraine. The Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry". B...

    I?m not sure how to divvy up the blame between the author and the audio narrator, but this was just mind numbingly boring despite its biographical subject herself being so important and so darn interesting! I woke up at the 33% mark long enough to bail. ...

    I loved reading this book! Though Lorraine Hansberry has passed, her impressive spirit (and leadership) is still waiting for us to catch up. ...

    Through the years I?ve heard about the activism and radicalism of Lorraine Hansberry, but never was there a book-length treatment of said activism. Well, thanks to Imani Perry?s careful, caring, love-filled and yes, a radiant piece of scholarship that void has now been brilliantly ...

    This is a very thorough, meticulously researched and comprehensive biography of Lorraine Hansberry and I found it both interesting and illuminating. But it is also verges on the memoir (which the author acknowledges) of someone who obviously has enormous admiration and affection for Ha...

    Finished: 15.10.2018 Genre: biography Rating: A+ Published: 2018 Conclusion: One of the great playwrights of theater history ....who we rarely hear about: Lorraine Hansberry. Her play A Raisin in the Sun is nr 10 on the list of The 50 Best Plays of the Past 100 Years Learn...

    Black Queer Disabled Radical Genius. A must-read. ...

    A communion, but far too short - like her life. I should note that after discussing this with one of my book clubs, it wasn't most readers' cup of tea (though the sample set is admittedly small). People felt it was still too distant from Hansberry and that the author in the interest of...

    I?d never heard of her before I started but had tears in eyes at the end when she dies ...

    Lorraine Hansberry was a remarkable woman, and Imani Perry does a fantastic job in exploring her experiences and bringing her to life in Looking for Lorraine. She was truly ahead of her time, and we should all aspire to be as intersectional and global in our activism and as thoughtful ...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* I was super excited to read this book because I love Lorraine Hansberry and particularly enjoy getting a chance to teach A Raisin in the Sun when I teach sophomores. I am not...

    I have so many feelings about Lorraine Hansberry. Every time I think of her, I get this literal twinge in my heart of bittersweet love and pure admiration. Before reading this book, I knew very little about her. I haven?t even read ?A Raisin in the Sun? (yet). But I?m so gla...

    Chapter after chapter, I discovered more and more of Lorraine's radiance. Professor Perry has a way of writing that had me feeling as though I were sitting in the archives with her, pondering documents and acquainting myself with two powerful women. I am grateful for Professor Perry's ...

    Simply put, this was a treat. Imani Perry's documentation of the life of Lorraine Hansberry (I'm not sure this is a biography in the most literal sense, but it reads a lot like one) is unflinchingly honest, compassionate, and thoughtful. In addition to providing readers with a digestib...

    Imani Perry described Looking for Lorraine as a ?third-person memoir.? That seems a fitting for this book which is worth reading for anyone who would like to know more about this interesting playwright and civil rights activist. While Perry does pinpoint events in Lorraine?...

    Welp I finished this book with tears in my eyes but what else is new. Imani Perry is such a tender and ambitious writer and thinker. I left this book with deep impressions about Lorraine?s work, her politics, her loneliness, friendships...the fact that her body failed her at such a y...

    Oh wow. I want to cry. This was such an amazing journey. I can?t believe I see so much of myself in a woman who lived so long ago. I loved reading every single part of this book. She never knew me, but I feel more connected to Lorraine. ...

    Rather slow at first but very informative. Very good research and writing. ...

    Full review to come. Important book. ...

    It took a little bit to get into it and frankly I almost put the book aside, but wow I'm so glad I stuck with it. I can't frame into words what a gift getting exposed to Lorraine's legacy in this way has been. At such a young age she was the foremother to some of the great thinkers and...

    Imani Perry has written a beautiful and needed book on Lorraine Hansberry who, as the author of A Raisin in the Sun, wrote one of the greatest works of 20th-century American literature. So it's crazy that tomes haven't been written about Hansberry. Perry tries to fill in some of the...

    It's hard not to gush about this biography because it's about one of my favorite creatives and writers by one of America's most prolific and insightful scholars. Hansberry was only alive for 30 years, but she fit a celebrated play -- A Raisin in The Sun --; a glorious friendship with h...

  • Britt Aamodt
    Sep 18, 2018

    ?Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry? (2018) is a superb fact filled biographical work that explores the life of this famous playwright, activist, intellectual and feminist artist- writer. Although Lorraine (LH) was widely recognized and celebra...

    Although I haven't quite finished Looking for Lorraine (I'm at the 80% mark), I've decided to set out a few thoughts today to coincide with the publication of the book. I first became aware of the name "Lorraine Hansberry" while watching Raoul Peck's powerful documentary I Am Not Y...

    Born into the intellectual and activist middle class, Lorraine Hansberry's soaring intellect and inner strength allowed her to produce the work she's best known for, A Raisin in the Sun. That work arose out of family history in Chicago. She was years ahead of her time, but her backgrou...

    I never seem to enjoy the genre of biography as much as I think I'm going to (I've realized memoir and autobiography both appeal to me more for whatever reason). But I quite liked this, at least as much as I have other biographies of historical LGBTQ people. I knew very little of her g...

    I received this as a digital galley from NetGalley. I am hard pressed to dislike a literary biography but this one was exceptionally good. I liked how Ms. Perry divulged gaps in the historical record and took care to not infer too much. Additionally, the structure of the book ma...

    I want to start this review with a simple statement: This might be one of the best biographies I have read to date. I don't throw around this sentence lightly but from start to finish I was engrossed in Imani Perry's "Looking for Lorraine. The Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry". B...

    I?m not sure how to divvy up the blame between the author and the audio narrator, but this was just mind numbingly boring despite its biographical subject herself being so important and so darn interesting! I woke up at the 33% mark long enough to bail. ...

    I loved reading this book! Though Lorraine Hansberry has passed, her impressive spirit (and leadership) is still waiting for us to catch up. ...

    Through the years I?ve heard about the activism and radicalism of Lorraine Hansberry, but never was there a book-length treatment of said activism. Well, thanks to Imani Perry?s careful, caring, love-filled and yes, a radiant piece of scholarship that void has now been brilliantly ...

    This is a very thorough, meticulously researched and comprehensive biography of Lorraine Hansberry and I found it both interesting and illuminating. But it is also verges on the memoir (which the author acknowledges) of someone who obviously has enormous admiration and affection for Ha...

    Finished: 15.10.2018 Genre: biography Rating: A+ Published: 2018 Conclusion: One of the great playwrights of theater history ....who we rarely hear about: Lorraine Hansberry. Her play A Raisin in the Sun is nr 10 on the list of The 50 Best Plays of the Past 100 Years Learn...

    Black Queer Disabled Radical Genius. A must-read. ...

    A communion, but far too short - like her life. I should note that after discussing this with one of my book clubs, it wasn't most readers' cup of tea (though the sample set is admittedly small). People felt it was still too distant from Hansberry and that the author in the interest of...

    I?d never heard of her before I started but had tears in eyes at the end when she dies ...

    Lorraine Hansberry was a remarkable woman, and Imani Perry does a fantastic job in exploring her experiences and bringing her to life in Looking for Lorraine. She was truly ahead of her time, and we should all aspire to be as intersectional and global in our activism and as thoughtful ...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* I was super excited to read this book because I love Lorraine Hansberry and particularly enjoy getting a chance to teach A Raisin in the Sun when I teach sophomores. I am not...

    I have so many feelings about Lorraine Hansberry. Every time I think of her, I get this literal twinge in my heart of bittersweet love and pure admiration. Before reading this book, I knew very little about her. I haven?t even read ?A Raisin in the Sun? (yet). But I?m so gla...

    Chapter after chapter, I discovered more and more of Lorraine's radiance. Professor Perry has a way of writing that had me feeling as though I were sitting in the archives with her, pondering documents and acquainting myself with two powerful women. I am grateful for Professor Perry's ...

    Simply put, this was a treat. Imani Perry's documentation of the life of Lorraine Hansberry (I'm not sure this is a biography in the most literal sense, but it reads a lot like one) is unflinchingly honest, compassionate, and thoughtful. In addition to providing readers with a digestib...

    Imani Perry described Looking for Lorraine as a ?third-person memoir.? That seems a fitting for this book which is worth reading for anyone who would like to know more about this interesting playwright and civil rights activist. While Perry does pinpoint events in Lorraine?...

    Welp I finished this book with tears in my eyes but what else is new. Imani Perry is such a tender and ambitious writer and thinker. I left this book with deep impressions about Lorraine?s work, her politics, her loneliness, friendships...the fact that her body failed her at such a y...

    Oh wow. I want to cry. This was such an amazing journey. I can?t believe I see so much of myself in a woman who lived so long ago. I loved reading every single part of this book. She never knew me, but I feel more connected to Lorraine. ...

    Rather slow at first but very informative. Very good research and writing. ...

    Full review to come. Important book. ...

    It took a little bit to get into it and frankly I almost put the book aside, but wow I'm so glad I stuck with it. I can't frame into words what a gift getting exposed to Lorraine's legacy in this way has been. At such a young age she was the foremother to some of the great thinkers and...

    Imani Perry has written a beautiful and needed book on Lorraine Hansberry who, as the author of A Raisin in the Sun, wrote one of the greatest works of 20th-century American literature. So it's crazy that tomes haven't been written about Hansberry. Perry tries to fill in some of the...

  • Kasa Cotugno
    Aug 05, 2018

    ?Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry? (2018) is a superb fact filled biographical work that explores the life of this famous playwright, activist, intellectual and feminist artist- writer. Although Lorraine (LH) was widely recognized and celebra...

    Although I haven't quite finished Looking for Lorraine (I'm at the 80% mark), I've decided to set out a few thoughts today to coincide with the publication of the book. I first became aware of the name "Lorraine Hansberry" while watching Raoul Peck's powerful documentary I Am Not Y...

    Born into the intellectual and activist middle class, Lorraine Hansberry's soaring intellect and inner strength allowed her to produce the work she's best known for, A Raisin in the Sun. That work arose out of family history in Chicago. She was years ahead of her time, but her backgrou...

  • Aimee Dars
    Dec 14, 2018

    ?Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry? (2018) is a superb fact filled biographical work that explores the life of this famous playwright, activist, intellectual and feminist artist- writer. Although Lorraine (LH) was widely recognized and celebra...

    Although I haven't quite finished Looking for Lorraine (I'm at the 80% mark), I've decided to set out a few thoughts today to coincide with the publication of the book. I first became aware of the name "Lorraine Hansberry" while watching Raoul Peck's powerful documentary I Am Not Y...

    Born into the intellectual and activist middle class, Lorraine Hansberry's soaring intellect and inner strength allowed her to produce the work she's best known for, A Raisin in the Sun. That work arose out of family history in Chicago. She was years ahead of her time, but her backgrou...

    I never seem to enjoy the genre of biography as much as I think I'm going to (I've realized memoir and autobiography both appeal to me more for whatever reason). But I quite liked this, at least as much as I have other biographies of historical LGBTQ people. I knew very little of her g...

    I received this as a digital galley from NetGalley. I am hard pressed to dislike a literary biography but this one was exceptionally good. I liked how Ms. Perry divulged gaps in the historical record and took care to not infer too much. Additionally, the structure of the book ma...

    I want to start this review with a simple statement: This might be one of the best biographies I have read to date. I don't throw around this sentence lightly but from start to finish I was engrossed in Imani Perry's "Looking for Lorraine. The Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry". B...

    I?m not sure how to divvy up the blame between the author and the audio narrator, but this was just mind numbingly boring despite its biographical subject herself being so important and so darn interesting! I woke up at the 33% mark long enough to bail. ...

    I loved reading this book! Though Lorraine Hansberry has passed, her impressive spirit (and leadership) is still waiting for us to catch up. ...

    Through the years I?ve heard about the activism and radicalism of Lorraine Hansberry, but never was there a book-length treatment of said activism. Well, thanks to Imani Perry?s careful, caring, love-filled and yes, a radiant piece of scholarship that void has now been brilliantly ...

    This is a very thorough, meticulously researched and comprehensive biography of Lorraine Hansberry and I found it both interesting and illuminating. But it is also verges on the memoir (which the author acknowledges) of someone who obviously has enormous admiration and affection for Ha...

    Finished: 15.10.2018 Genre: biography Rating: A+ Published: 2018 Conclusion: One of the great playwrights of theater history ....who we rarely hear about: Lorraine Hansberry. Her play A Raisin in the Sun is nr 10 on the list of The 50 Best Plays of the Past 100 Years Learn...

    Black Queer Disabled Radical Genius. A must-read. ...

    A communion, but far too short - like her life. I should note that after discussing this with one of my book clubs, it wasn't most readers' cup of tea (though the sample set is admittedly small). People felt it was still too distant from Hansberry and that the author in the interest of...

    I?d never heard of her before I started but had tears in eyes at the end when she dies ...

    Lorraine Hansberry was a remarkable woman, and Imani Perry does a fantastic job in exploring her experiences and bringing her to life in Looking for Lorraine. She was truly ahead of her time, and we should all aspire to be as intersectional and global in our activism and as thoughtful ...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* I was super excited to read this book because I love Lorraine Hansberry and particularly enjoy getting a chance to teach A Raisin in the Sun when I teach sophomores. I am not...

    I have so many feelings about Lorraine Hansberry. Every time I think of her, I get this literal twinge in my heart of bittersweet love and pure admiration. Before reading this book, I knew very little about her. I haven?t even read ?A Raisin in the Sun? (yet). But I?m so gla...

    Chapter after chapter, I discovered more and more of Lorraine's radiance. Professor Perry has a way of writing that had me feeling as though I were sitting in the archives with her, pondering documents and acquainting myself with two powerful women. I am grateful for Professor Perry's ...

    Simply put, this was a treat. Imani Perry's documentation of the life of Lorraine Hansberry (I'm not sure this is a biography in the most literal sense, but it reads a lot like one) is unflinchingly honest, compassionate, and thoughtful. In addition to providing readers with a digestib...

    Imani Perry described Looking for Lorraine as a ?third-person memoir.? That seems a fitting for this book which is worth reading for anyone who would like to know more about this interesting playwright and civil rights activist. While Perry does pinpoint events in Lorraine?...

  • Amy
    Feb 07, 2019

    ?Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry? (2018) is a superb fact filled biographical work that explores the life of this famous playwright, activist, intellectual and feminist artist- writer. Although Lorraine (LH) was widely recognized and celebra...

    Although I haven't quite finished Looking for Lorraine (I'm at the 80% mark), I've decided to set out a few thoughts today to coincide with the publication of the book. I first became aware of the name "Lorraine Hansberry" while watching Raoul Peck's powerful documentary I Am Not Y...

    Born into the intellectual and activist middle class, Lorraine Hansberry's soaring intellect and inner strength allowed her to produce the work she's best known for, A Raisin in the Sun. That work arose out of family history in Chicago. She was years ahead of her time, but her backgrou...

    I never seem to enjoy the genre of biography as much as I think I'm going to (I've realized memoir and autobiography both appeal to me more for whatever reason). But I quite liked this, at least as much as I have other biographies of historical LGBTQ people. I knew very little of her g...

    I received this as a digital galley from NetGalley. I am hard pressed to dislike a literary biography but this one was exceptionally good. I liked how Ms. Perry divulged gaps in the historical record and took care to not infer too much. Additionally, the structure of the book ma...

    I want to start this review with a simple statement: This might be one of the best biographies I have read to date. I don't throw around this sentence lightly but from start to finish I was engrossed in Imani Perry's "Looking for Lorraine. The Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry". B...

    I?m not sure how to divvy up the blame between the author and the audio narrator, but this was just mind numbingly boring despite its biographical subject herself being so important and so darn interesting! I woke up at the 33% mark long enough to bail. ...

    I loved reading this book! Though Lorraine Hansberry has passed, her impressive spirit (and leadership) is still waiting for us to catch up. ...

    Through the years I?ve heard about the activism and radicalism of Lorraine Hansberry, but never was there a book-length treatment of said activism. Well, thanks to Imani Perry?s careful, caring, love-filled and yes, a radiant piece of scholarship that void has now been brilliantly ...

    This is a very thorough, meticulously researched and comprehensive biography of Lorraine Hansberry and I found it both interesting and illuminating. But it is also verges on the memoir (which the author acknowledges) of someone who obviously has enormous admiration and affection for Ha...

    Finished: 15.10.2018 Genre: biography Rating: A+ Published: 2018 Conclusion: One of the great playwrights of theater history ....who we rarely hear about: Lorraine Hansberry. Her play A Raisin in the Sun is nr 10 on the list of The 50 Best Plays of the Past 100 Years Learn...

    Black Queer Disabled Radical Genius. A must-read. ...

    A communion, but far too short - like her life. I should note that after discussing this with one of my book clubs, it wasn't most readers' cup of tea (though the sample set is admittedly small). People felt it was still too distant from Hansberry and that the author in the interest of...

    I?d never heard of her before I started but had tears in eyes at the end when she dies ...

    Lorraine Hansberry was a remarkable woman, and Imani Perry does a fantastic job in exploring her experiences and bringing her to life in Looking for Lorraine. She was truly ahead of her time, and we should all aspire to be as intersectional and global in our activism and as thoughtful ...

  • ScottJB
    Feb 07, 2019

    ?Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry? (2018) is a superb fact filled biographical work that explores the life of this famous playwright, activist, intellectual and feminist artist- writer. Although Lorraine (LH) was widely recognized and celebra...

    Although I haven't quite finished Looking for Lorraine (I'm at the 80% mark), I've decided to set out a few thoughts today to coincide with the publication of the book. I first became aware of the name "Lorraine Hansberry" while watching Raoul Peck's powerful documentary I Am Not Y...

    Born into the intellectual and activist middle class, Lorraine Hansberry's soaring intellect and inner strength allowed her to produce the work she's best known for, A Raisin in the Sun. That work arose out of family history in Chicago. She was years ahead of her time, but her backgrou...

    I never seem to enjoy the genre of biography as much as I think I'm going to (I've realized memoir and autobiography both appeal to me more for whatever reason). But I quite liked this, at least as much as I have other biographies of historical LGBTQ people. I knew very little of her g...

    I received this as a digital galley from NetGalley. I am hard pressed to dislike a literary biography but this one was exceptionally good. I liked how Ms. Perry divulged gaps in the historical record and took care to not infer too much. Additionally, the structure of the book ma...

    I want to start this review with a simple statement: This might be one of the best biographies I have read to date. I don't throw around this sentence lightly but from start to finish I was engrossed in Imani Perry's "Looking for Lorraine. The Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry". B...

    I?m not sure how to divvy up the blame between the author and the audio narrator, but this was just mind numbingly boring despite its biographical subject herself being so important and so darn interesting! I woke up at the 33% mark long enough to bail. ...

    I loved reading this book! Though Lorraine Hansberry has passed, her impressive spirit (and leadership) is still waiting for us to catch up. ...

  • Andre
    Sep 03, 2018

    ?Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry? (2018) is a superb fact filled biographical work that explores the life of this famous playwright, activist, intellectual and feminist artist- writer. Although Lorraine (LH) was widely recognized and celebra...

    Although I haven't quite finished Looking for Lorraine (I'm at the 80% mark), I've decided to set out a few thoughts today to coincide with the publication of the book. I first became aware of the name "Lorraine Hansberry" while watching Raoul Peck's powerful documentary I Am Not Y...

    Born into the intellectual and activist middle class, Lorraine Hansberry's soaring intellect and inner strength allowed her to produce the work she's best known for, A Raisin in the Sun. That work arose out of family history in Chicago. She was years ahead of her time, but her backgrou...

    I never seem to enjoy the genre of biography as much as I think I'm going to (I've realized memoir and autobiography both appeal to me more for whatever reason). But I quite liked this, at least as much as I have other biographies of historical LGBTQ people. I knew very little of her g...

    I received this as a digital galley from NetGalley. I am hard pressed to dislike a literary biography but this one was exceptionally good. I liked how Ms. Perry divulged gaps in the historical record and took care to not infer too much. Additionally, the structure of the book ma...

    I want to start this review with a simple statement: This might be one of the best biographies I have read to date. I don't throw around this sentence lightly but from start to finish I was engrossed in Imani Perry's "Looking for Lorraine. The Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry". B...

    I?m not sure how to divvy up the blame between the author and the audio narrator, but this was just mind numbingly boring despite its biographical subject herself being so important and so darn interesting! I woke up at the 33% mark long enough to bail. ...

    I loved reading this book! Though Lorraine Hansberry has passed, her impressive spirit (and leadership) is still waiting for us to catch up. ...

    Through the years I?ve heard about the activism and radicalism of Lorraine Hansberry, but never was there a book-length treatment of said activism. Well, thanks to Imani Perry?s careful, caring, love-filled and yes, a radiant piece of scholarship that void has now been brilliantly ...

  • Mandy
    Nov 27, 2018

    ?Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry? (2018) is a superb fact filled biographical work that explores the life of this famous playwright, activist, intellectual and feminist artist- writer. Although Lorraine (LH) was widely recognized and celebra...

    Although I haven't quite finished Looking for Lorraine (I'm at the 80% mark), I've decided to set out a few thoughts today to coincide with the publication of the book. I first became aware of the name "Lorraine Hansberry" while watching Raoul Peck's powerful documentary I Am Not Y...

    Born into the intellectual and activist middle class, Lorraine Hansberry's soaring intellect and inner strength allowed her to produce the work she's best known for, A Raisin in the Sun. That work arose out of family history in Chicago. She was years ahead of her time, but her backgrou...

    I never seem to enjoy the genre of biography as much as I think I'm going to (I've realized memoir and autobiography both appeal to me more for whatever reason). But I quite liked this, at least as much as I have other biographies of historical LGBTQ people. I knew very little of her g...

    I received this as a digital galley from NetGalley. I am hard pressed to dislike a literary biography but this one was exceptionally good. I liked how Ms. Perry divulged gaps in the historical record and took care to not infer too much. Additionally, the structure of the book ma...

    I want to start this review with a simple statement: This might be one of the best biographies I have read to date. I don't throw around this sentence lightly but from start to finish I was engrossed in Imani Perry's "Looking for Lorraine. The Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry". B...

    I?m not sure how to divvy up the blame between the author and the audio narrator, but this was just mind numbingly boring despite its biographical subject herself being so important and so darn interesting! I woke up at the 33% mark long enough to bail. ...

    I loved reading this book! Though Lorraine Hansberry has passed, her impressive spirit (and leadership) is still waiting for us to catch up. ...

    Through the years I?ve heard about the activism and radicalism of Lorraine Hansberry, but never was there a book-length treatment of said activism. Well, thanks to Imani Perry?s careful, caring, love-filled and yes, a radiant piece of scholarship that void has now been brilliantly ...

    This is a very thorough, meticulously researched and comprehensive biography of Lorraine Hansberry and I found it both interesting and illuminating. But it is also verges on the memoir (which the author acknowledges) of someone who obviously has enormous admiration and affection for Ha...

  • Les
    Feb 14, 2019

    ?Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry? (2018) is a superb fact filled biographical work that explores the life of this famous playwright, activist, intellectual and feminist artist- writer. Although Lorraine (LH) was widely recognized and celebra...

    Although I haven't quite finished Looking for Lorraine (I'm at the 80% mark), I've decided to set out a few thoughts today to coincide with the publication of the book. I first became aware of the name "Lorraine Hansberry" while watching Raoul Peck's powerful documentary I Am Not Y...

    Born into the intellectual and activist middle class, Lorraine Hansberry's soaring intellect and inner strength allowed her to produce the work she's best known for, A Raisin in the Sun. That work arose out of family history in Chicago. She was years ahead of her time, but her backgrou...

    I never seem to enjoy the genre of biography as much as I think I'm going to (I've realized memoir and autobiography both appeal to me more for whatever reason). But I quite liked this, at least as much as I have other biographies of historical LGBTQ people. I knew very little of her g...

    I received this as a digital galley from NetGalley. I am hard pressed to dislike a literary biography but this one was exceptionally good. I liked how Ms. Perry divulged gaps in the historical record and took care to not infer too much. Additionally, the structure of the book ma...

    I want to start this review with a simple statement: This might be one of the best biographies I have read to date. I don't throw around this sentence lightly but from start to finish I was engrossed in Imani Perry's "Looking for Lorraine. The Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry". B...

    I?m not sure how to divvy up the blame between the author and the audio narrator, but this was just mind numbingly boring despite its biographical subject herself being so important and so darn interesting! I woke up at the 33% mark long enough to bail. ...

    I loved reading this book! Though Lorraine Hansberry has passed, her impressive spirit (and leadership) is still waiting for us to catch up. ...

    Through the years I?ve heard about the activism and radicalism of Lorraine Hansberry, but never was there a book-length treatment of said activism. Well, thanks to Imani Perry?s careful, caring, love-filled and yes, a radiant piece of scholarship that void has now been brilliantly ...

    This is a very thorough, meticulously researched and comprehensive biography of Lorraine Hansberry and I found it both interesting and illuminating. But it is also verges on the memoir (which the author acknowledges) of someone who obviously has enormous admiration and affection for Ha...

    Finished: 15.10.2018 Genre: biography Rating: A+ Published: 2018 Conclusion: One of the great playwrights of theater history ....who we rarely hear about: Lorraine Hansberry. Her play A Raisin in the Sun is nr 10 on the list of The 50 Best Plays of the Past 100 Years Learn...

    Black Queer Disabled Radical Genius. A must-read. ...

    A communion, but far too short - like her life. I should note that after discussing this with one of my book clubs, it wasn't most readers' cup of tea (though the sample set is admittedly small). People felt it was still too distant from Hansberry and that the author in the interest of...

  • Aleatha
    Apr 24, 2019

    ?Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry? (2018) is a superb fact filled biographical work that explores the life of this famous playwright, activist, intellectual and feminist artist- writer. Although Lorraine (LH) was widely recognized and celebra...

    Although I haven't quite finished Looking for Lorraine (I'm at the 80% mark), I've decided to set out a few thoughts today to coincide with the publication of the book. I first became aware of the name "Lorraine Hansberry" while watching Raoul Peck's powerful documentary I Am Not Y...

    Born into the intellectual and activist middle class, Lorraine Hansberry's soaring intellect and inner strength allowed her to produce the work she's best known for, A Raisin in the Sun. That work arose out of family history in Chicago. She was years ahead of her time, but her backgrou...

    I never seem to enjoy the genre of biography as much as I think I'm going to (I've realized memoir and autobiography both appeal to me more for whatever reason). But I quite liked this, at least as much as I have other biographies of historical LGBTQ people. I knew very little of her g...

    I received this as a digital galley from NetGalley. I am hard pressed to dislike a literary biography but this one was exceptionally good. I liked how Ms. Perry divulged gaps in the historical record and took care to not infer too much. Additionally, the structure of the book ma...

    I want to start this review with a simple statement: This might be one of the best biographies I have read to date. I don't throw around this sentence lightly but from start to finish I was engrossed in Imani Perry's "Looking for Lorraine. The Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry". B...

    I?m not sure how to divvy up the blame between the author and the audio narrator, but this was just mind numbingly boring despite its biographical subject herself being so important and so darn interesting! I woke up at the 33% mark long enough to bail. ...

    I loved reading this book! Though Lorraine Hansberry has passed, her impressive spirit (and leadership) is still waiting for us to catch up. ...

    Through the years I?ve heard about the activism and radicalism of Lorraine Hansberry, but never was there a book-length treatment of said activism. Well, thanks to Imani Perry?s careful, caring, love-filled and yes, a radiant piece of scholarship that void has now been brilliantly ...

    This is a very thorough, meticulously researched and comprehensive biography of Lorraine Hansberry and I found it both interesting and illuminating. But it is also verges on the memoir (which the author acknowledges) of someone who obviously has enormous admiration and affection for Ha...

    Finished: 15.10.2018 Genre: biography Rating: A+ Published: 2018 Conclusion: One of the great playwrights of theater history ....who we rarely hear about: Lorraine Hansberry. Her play A Raisin in the Sun is nr 10 on the list of The 50 Best Plays of the Past 100 Years Learn...

    Black Queer Disabled Radical Genius. A must-read. ...

    A communion, but far too short - like her life. I should note that after discussing this with one of my book clubs, it wasn't most readers' cup of tea (though the sample set is admittedly small). People felt it was still too distant from Hansberry and that the author in the interest of...

    I?d never heard of her before I started but had tears in eyes at the end when she dies ...

    Lorraine Hansberry was a remarkable woman, and Imani Perry does a fantastic job in exploring her experiences and bringing her to life in Looking for Lorraine. She was truly ahead of her time, and we should all aspire to be as intersectional and global in our activism and as thoughtful ...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* I was super excited to read this book because I love Lorraine Hansberry and particularly enjoy getting a chance to teach A Raisin in the Sun when I teach sophomores. I am not...

    I have so many feelings about Lorraine Hansberry. Every time I think of her, I get this literal twinge in my heart of bittersweet love and pure admiration. Before reading this book, I knew very little about her. I haven?t even read ?A Raisin in the Sun? (yet). But I?m so gla...

    Chapter after chapter, I discovered more and more of Lorraine's radiance. Professor Perry has a way of writing that had me feeling as though I were sitting in the archives with her, pondering documents and acquainting myself with two powerful women. I am grateful for Professor Perry's ...

    Simply put, this was a treat. Imani Perry's documentation of the life of Lorraine Hansberry (I'm not sure this is a biography in the most literal sense, but it reads a lot like one) is unflinchingly honest, compassionate, and thoughtful. In addition to providing readers with a digestib...

    Imani Perry described Looking for Lorraine as a ?third-person memoir.? That seems a fitting for this book which is worth reading for anyone who would like to know more about this interesting playwright and civil rights activist. While Perry does pinpoint events in Lorraine?...

    Welp I finished this book with tears in my eyes but what else is new. Imani Perry is such a tender and ambitious writer and thinker. I left this book with deep impressions about Lorraine?s work, her politics, her loneliness, friendships...the fact that her body failed her at such a y...

  • Charlott
    Feb 03, 2019

    ?Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry? (2018) is a superb fact filled biographical work that explores the life of this famous playwright, activist, intellectual and feminist artist- writer. Although Lorraine (LH) was widely recognized and celebra...

    Although I haven't quite finished Looking for Lorraine (I'm at the 80% mark), I've decided to set out a few thoughts today to coincide with the publication of the book. I first became aware of the name "Lorraine Hansberry" while watching Raoul Peck's powerful documentary I Am Not Y...

    Born into the intellectual and activist middle class, Lorraine Hansberry's soaring intellect and inner strength allowed her to produce the work she's best known for, A Raisin in the Sun. That work arose out of family history in Chicago. She was years ahead of her time, but her backgrou...

    I never seem to enjoy the genre of biography as much as I think I'm going to (I've realized memoir and autobiography both appeal to me more for whatever reason). But I quite liked this, at least as much as I have other biographies of historical LGBTQ people. I knew very little of her g...

    I received this as a digital galley from NetGalley. I am hard pressed to dislike a literary biography but this one was exceptionally good. I liked how Ms. Perry divulged gaps in the historical record and took care to not infer too much. Additionally, the structure of the book ma...

    I want to start this review with a simple statement: This might be one of the best biographies I have read to date. I don't throw around this sentence lightly but from start to finish I was engrossed in Imani Perry's "Looking for Lorraine. The Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry". B...

  • Jalisa
    Mar 14, 2019

    ?Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry? (2018) is a superb fact filled biographical work that explores the life of this famous playwright, activist, intellectual and feminist artist- writer. Although Lorraine (LH) was widely recognized and celebra...

    Although I haven't quite finished Looking for Lorraine (I'm at the 80% mark), I've decided to set out a few thoughts today to coincide with the publication of the book. I first became aware of the name "Lorraine Hansberry" while watching Raoul Peck's powerful documentary I Am Not Y...

    Born into the intellectual and activist middle class, Lorraine Hansberry's soaring intellect and inner strength allowed her to produce the work she's best known for, A Raisin in the Sun. That work arose out of family history in Chicago. She was years ahead of her time, but her backgrou...

    I never seem to enjoy the genre of biography as much as I think I'm going to (I've realized memoir and autobiography both appeal to me more for whatever reason). But I quite liked this, at least as much as I have other biographies of historical LGBTQ people. I knew very little of her g...

    I received this as a digital galley from NetGalley. I am hard pressed to dislike a literary biography but this one was exceptionally good. I liked how Ms. Perry divulged gaps in the historical record and took care to not infer too much. Additionally, the structure of the book ma...

    I want to start this review with a simple statement: This might be one of the best biographies I have read to date. I don't throw around this sentence lightly but from start to finish I was engrossed in Imani Perry's "Looking for Lorraine. The Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry". B...

    I?m not sure how to divvy up the blame between the author and the audio narrator, but this was just mind numbingly boring despite its biographical subject herself being so important and so darn interesting! I woke up at the 33% mark long enough to bail. ...

    I loved reading this book! Though Lorraine Hansberry has passed, her impressive spirit (and leadership) is still waiting for us to catch up. ...

    Through the years I?ve heard about the activism and radicalism of Lorraine Hansberry, but never was there a book-length treatment of said activism. Well, thanks to Imani Perry?s careful, caring, love-filled and yes, a radiant piece of scholarship that void has now been brilliantly ...

    This is a very thorough, meticulously researched and comprehensive biography of Lorraine Hansberry and I found it both interesting and illuminating. But it is also verges on the memoir (which the author acknowledges) of someone who obviously has enormous admiration and affection for Ha...

    Finished: 15.10.2018 Genre: biography Rating: A+ Published: 2018 Conclusion: One of the great playwrights of theater history ....who we rarely hear about: Lorraine Hansberry. Her play A Raisin in the Sun is nr 10 on the list of The 50 Best Plays of the Past 100 Years Learn...

    Black Queer Disabled Radical Genius. A must-read. ...

    A communion, but far too short - like her life. I should note that after discussing this with one of my book clubs, it wasn't most readers' cup of tea (though the sample set is admittedly small). People felt it was still too distant from Hansberry and that the author in the interest of...

    I?d never heard of her before I started but had tears in eyes at the end when she dies ...

    Lorraine Hansberry was a remarkable woman, and Imani Perry does a fantastic job in exploring her experiences and bringing her to life in Looking for Lorraine. She was truly ahead of her time, and we should all aspire to be as intersectional and global in our activism and as thoughtful ...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* I was super excited to read this book because I love Lorraine Hansberry and particularly enjoy getting a chance to teach A Raisin in the Sun when I teach sophomores. I am not...

    I have so many feelings about Lorraine Hansberry. Every time I think of her, I get this literal twinge in my heart of bittersweet love and pure admiration. Before reading this book, I knew very little about her. I haven?t even read ?A Raisin in the Sun? (yet). But I?m so gla...

    Chapter after chapter, I discovered more and more of Lorraine's radiance. Professor Perry has a way of writing that had me feeling as though I were sitting in the archives with her, pondering documents and acquainting myself with two powerful women. I am grateful for Professor Perry's ...

    Simply put, this was a treat. Imani Perry's documentation of the life of Lorraine Hansberry (I'm not sure this is a biography in the most literal sense, but it reads a lot like one) is unflinchingly honest, compassionate, and thoughtful. In addition to providing readers with a digestib...

    Imani Perry described Looking for Lorraine as a ?third-person memoir.? That seems a fitting for this book which is worth reading for anyone who would like to know more about this interesting playwright and civil rights activist. While Perry does pinpoint events in Lorraine?...

    Welp I finished this book with tears in my eyes but what else is new. Imani Perry is such a tender and ambitious writer and thinker. I left this book with deep impressions about Lorraine?s work, her politics, her loneliness, friendships...the fact that her body failed her at such a y...

    Oh wow. I want to cry. This was such an amazing journey. I can?t believe I see so much of myself in a woman who lived so long ago. I loved reading every single part of this book. She never knew me, but I feel more connected to Lorraine. ...

    Rather slow at first but very informative. Very good research and writing. ...

    Full review to come. Important book. ...

    It took a little bit to get into it and frankly I almost put the book aside, but wow I'm so glad I stuck with it. I can't frame into words what a gift getting exposed to Lorraine's legacy in this way has been. At such a young age she was the foremother to some of the great thinkers and...

  • Chanda Prescod-weinstein
    Oct 21, 2018

    ?Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry? (2018) is a superb fact filled biographical work that explores the life of this famous playwright, activist, intellectual and feminist artist- writer. Although Lorraine (LH) was widely recognized and celebra...

    Although I haven't quite finished Looking for Lorraine (I'm at the 80% mark), I've decided to set out a few thoughts today to coincide with the publication of the book. I first became aware of the name "Lorraine Hansberry" while watching Raoul Peck's powerful documentary I Am Not Y...

    Born into the intellectual and activist middle class, Lorraine Hansberry's soaring intellect and inner strength allowed her to produce the work she's best known for, A Raisin in the Sun. That work arose out of family history in Chicago. She was years ahead of her time, but her backgrou...

    I never seem to enjoy the genre of biography as much as I think I'm going to (I've realized memoir and autobiography both appeal to me more for whatever reason). But I quite liked this, at least as much as I have other biographies of historical LGBTQ people. I knew very little of her g...

    I received this as a digital galley from NetGalley. I am hard pressed to dislike a literary biography but this one was exceptionally good. I liked how Ms. Perry divulged gaps in the historical record and took care to not infer too much. Additionally, the structure of the book ma...

    I want to start this review with a simple statement: This might be one of the best biographies I have read to date. I don't throw around this sentence lightly but from start to finish I was engrossed in Imani Perry's "Looking for Lorraine. The Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry". B...

    I?m not sure how to divvy up the blame between the author and the audio narrator, but this was just mind numbingly boring despite its biographical subject herself being so important and so darn interesting! I woke up at the 33% mark long enough to bail. ...

    I loved reading this book! Though Lorraine Hansberry has passed, her impressive spirit (and leadership) is still waiting for us to catch up. ...

    Through the years I?ve heard about the activism and radicalism of Lorraine Hansberry, but never was there a book-length treatment of said activism. Well, thanks to Imani Perry?s careful, caring, love-filled and yes, a radiant piece of scholarship that void has now been brilliantly ...

    This is a very thorough, meticulously researched and comprehensive biography of Lorraine Hansberry and I found it both interesting and illuminating. But it is also verges on the memoir (which the author acknowledges) of someone who obviously has enormous admiration and affection for Ha...

    Finished: 15.10.2018 Genre: biography Rating: A+ Published: 2018 Conclusion: One of the great playwrights of theater history ....who we rarely hear about: Lorraine Hansberry. Her play A Raisin in the Sun is nr 10 on the list of The 50 Best Plays of the Past 100 Years Learn...

    Black Queer Disabled Radical Genius. A must-read. ...

    A communion, but far too short - like her life. I should note that after discussing this with one of my book clubs, it wasn't most readers' cup of tea (though the sample set is admittedly small). People felt it was still too distant from Hansberry and that the author in the interest of...

    I?d never heard of her before I started but had tears in eyes at the end when she dies ...

    Lorraine Hansberry was a remarkable woman, and Imani Perry does a fantastic job in exploring her experiences and bringing her to life in Looking for Lorraine. She was truly ahead of her time, and we should all aspire to be as intersectional and global in our activism and as thoughtful ...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* I was super excited to read this book because I love Lorraine Hansberry and particularly enjoy getting a chance to teach A Raisin in the Sun when I teach sophomores. I am not...

    I have so many feelings about Lorraine Hansberry. Every time I think of her, I get this literal twinge in my heart of bittersweet love and pure admiration. Before reading this book, I knew very little about her. I haven?t even read ?A Raisin in the Sun? (yet). But I?m so gla...

    Chapter after chapter, I discovered more and more of Lorraine's radiance. Professor Perry has a way of writing that had me feeling as though I were sitting in the archives with her, pondering documents and acquainting myself with two powerful women. I am grateful for Professor Perry's ...

    Simply put, this was a treat. Imani Perry's documentation of the life of Lorraine Hansberry (I'm not sure this is a biography in the most literal sense, but it reads a lot like one) is unflinchingly honest, compassionate, and thoughtful. In addition to providing readers with a digestib...

    Imani Perry described Looking for Lorraine as a ?third-person memoir.? That seems a fitting for this book which is worth reading for anyone who would like to know more about this interesting playwright and civil rights activist. While Perry does pinpoint events in Lorraine?...

    Welp I finished this book with tears in my eyes but what else is new. Imani Perry is such a tender and ambitious writer and thinker. I left this book with deep impressions about Lorraine?s work, her politics, her loneliness, friendships...the fact that her body failed her at such a y...

    Oh wow. I want to cry. This was such an amazing journey. I can?t believe I see so much of myself in a woman who lived so long ago. I loved reading every single part of this book. She never knew me, but I feel more connected to Lorraine. ...

    Rather slow at first but very informative. Very good research and writing. ...

    Full review to come. Important book. ...

    It took a little bit to get into it and frankly I almost put the book aside, but wow I'm so glad I stuck with it. I can't frame into words what a gift getting exposed to Lorraine's legacy in this way has been. At such a young age she was the foremother to some of the great thinkers and...

    Imani Perry has written a beautiful and needed book on Lorraine Hansberry who, as the author of A Raisin in the Sun, wrote one of the greatest works of 20th-century American literature. So it's crazy that tomes haven't been written about Hansberry. Perry tries to fill in some of the...

    It's hard not to gush about this biography because it's about one of my favorite creatives and writers by one of America's most prolific and insightful scholars. Hansberry was only alive for 30 years, but she fit a celebrated play -- A Raisin in The Sun --; a glorious friendship with h...

    One of the best biographies I have ever read. ...

  • Sarah
    Feb 27, 2019

    ?Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry? (2018) is a superb fact filled biographical work that explores the life of this famous playwright, activist, intellectual and feminist artist- writer. Although Lorraine (LH) was widely recognized and celebra...

    Although I haven't quite finished Looking for Lorraine (I'm at the 80% mark), I've decided to set out a few thoughts today to coincide with the publication of the book. I first became aware of the name "Lorraine Hansberry" while watching Raoul Peck's powerful documentary I Am Not Y...

    Born into the intellectual and activist middle class, Lorraine Hansberry's soaring intellect and inner strength allowed her to produce the work she's best known for, A Raisin in the Sun. That work arose out of family history in Chicago. She was years ahead of her time, but her backgrou...

    I never seem to enjoy the genre of biography as much as I think I'm going to (I've realized memoir and autobiography both appeal to me more for whatever reason). But I quite liked this, at least as much as I have other biographies of historical LGBTQ people. I knew very little of her g...

    I received this as a digital galley from NetGalley. I am hard pressed to dislike a literary biography but this one was exceptionally good. I liked how Ms. Perry divulged gaps in the historical record and took care to not infer too much. Additionally, the structure of the book ma...

    I want to start this review with a simple statement: This might be one of the best biographies I have read to date. I don't throw around this sentence lightly but from start to finish I was engrossed in Imani Perry's "Looking for Lorraine. The Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry". B...

    I?m not sure how to divvy up the blame between the author and the audio narrator, but this was just mind numbingly boring despite its biographical subject herself being so important and so darn interesting! I woke up at the 33% mark long enough to bail. ...

    I loved reading this book! Though Lorraine Hansberry has passed, her impressive spirit (and leadership) is still waiting for us to catch up. ...

    Through the years I?ve heard about the activism and radicalism of Lorraine Hansberry, but never was there a book-length treatment of said activism. Well, thanks to Imani Perry?s careful, caring, love-filled and yes, a radiant piece of scholarship that void has now been brilliantly ...

    This is a very thorough, meticulously researched and comprehensive biography of Lorraine Hansberry and I found it both interesting and illuminating. But it is also verges on the memoir (which the author acknowledges) of someone who obviously has enormous admiration and affection for Ha...

    Finished: 15.10.2018 Genre: biography Rating: A+ Published: 2018 Conclusion: One of the great playwrights of theater history ....who we rarely hear about: Lorraine Hansberry. Her play A Raisin in the Sun is nr 10 on the list of The 50 Best Plays of the Past 100 Years Learn...

    Black Queer Disabled Radical Genius. A must-read. ...

    A communion, but far too short - like her life. I should note that after discussing this with one of my book clubs, it wasn't most readers' cup of tea (though the sample set is admittedly small). People felt it was still too distant from Hansberry and that the author in the interest of...

    I?d never heard of her before I started but had tears in eyes at the end when she dies ...

    Lorraine Hansberry was a remarkable woman, and Imani Perry does a fantastic job in exploring her experiences and bringing her to life in Looking for Lorraine. She was truly ahead of her time, and we should all aspire to be as intersectional and global in our activism and as thoughtful ...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* I was super excited to read this book because I love Lorraine Hansberry and particularly enjoy getting a chance to teach A Raisin in the Sun when I teach sophomores. I am not...

    I have so many feelings about Lorraine Hansberry. Every time I think of her, I get this literal twinge in my heart of bittersweet love and pure admiration. Before reading this book, I knew very little about her. I haven?t even read ?A Raisin in the Sun? (yet). But I?m so gla...

    Chapter after chapter, I discovered more and more of Lorraine's radiance. Professor Perry has a way of writing that had me feeling as though I were sitting in the archives with her, pondering documents and acquainting myself with two powerful women. I am grateful for Professor Perry's ...

    Simply put, this was a treat. Imani Perry's documentation of the life of Lorraine Hansberry (I'm not sure this is a biography in the most literal sense, but it reads a lot like one) is unflinchingly honest, compassionate, and thoughtful. In addition to providing readers with a digestib...

    Imani Perry described Looking for Lorraine as a ?third-person memoir.? That seems a fitting for this book which is worth reading for anyone who would like to know more about this interesting playwright and civil rights activist. While Perry does pinpoint events in Lorraine?...

    Welp I finished this book with tears in my eyes but what else is new. Imani Perry is such a tender and ambitious writer and thinker. I left this book with deep impressions about Lorraine?s work, her politics, her loneliness, friendships...the fact that her body failed her at such a y...

    Oh wow. I want to cry. This was such an amazing journey. I can?t believe I see so much of myself in a woman who lived so long ago. I loved reading every single part of this book. She never knew me, but I feel more connected to Lorraine. ...

    Rather slow at first but very informative. Very good research and writing. ...

    Full review to come. Important book. ...

    It took a little bit to get into it and frankly I almost put the book aside, but wow I'm so glad I stuck with it. I can't frame into words what a gift getting exposed to Lorraine's legacy in this way has been. At such a young age she was the foremother to some of the great thinkers and...

    Imani Perry has written a beautiful and needed book on Lorraine Hansberry who, as the author of A Raisin in the Sun, wrote one of the greatest works of 20th-century American literature. So it's crazy that tomes haven't been written about Hansberry. Perry tries to fill in some of the...

    It's hard not to gush about this biography because it's about one of my favorite creatives and writers by one of America's most prolific and insightful scholars. Hansberry was only alive for 30 years, but she fit a celebrated play -- A Raisin in The Sun --; a glorious friendship with h...

    One of the best biographies I have ever read. ...

    I knew Lorraine Hansberry wrote A Raisin in the Sun, which I remember reading when I was much younger, and vaguely knew that she was from/connected to Chicago, but this book opened my mind up to her so much more. Lorraine is truly inspiring on so many levels. Here was a beautiful Black...

    My final read of February, and one fitting for Black history month. Like many American high schoolers, I read A Raisin In The Sun in school, but that?s all I really knew about Lorraine Hansberry until this book was released last year. And wow, did I learn a lot from this incredibly c...

  • Jennifer
    Aug 26, 2018

    ?Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry? (2018) is a superb fact filled biographical work that explores the life of this famous playwright, activist, intellectual and feminist artist- writer. Although Lorraine (LH) was widely recognized and celebra...

    Although I haven't quite finished Looking for Lorraine (I'm at the 80% mark), I've decided to set out a few thoughts today to coincide with the publication of the book. I first became aware of the name "Lorraine Hansberry" while watching Raoul Peck's powerful documentary I Am Not Y...

    Born into the intellectual and activist middle class, Lorraine Hansberry's soaring intellect and inner strength allowed her to produce the work she's best known for, A Raisin in the Sun. That work arose out of family history in Chicago. She was years ahead of her time, but her backgrou...

    I never seem to enjoy the genre of biography as much as I think I'm going to (I've realized memoir and autobiography both appeal to me more for whatever reason). But I quite liked this, at least as much as I have other biographies of historical LGBTQ people. I knew very little of her g...

    I received this as a digital galley from NetGalley. I am hard pressed to dislike a literary biography but this one was exceptionally good. I liked how Ms. Perry divulged gaps in the historical record and took care to not infer too much. Additionally, the structure of the book ma...

  • CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian
    Apr 08, 2019

    ?Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry? (2018) is a superb fact filled biographical work that explores the life of this famous playwright, activist, intellectual and feminist artist- writer. Although Lorraine (LH) was widely recognized and celebra...

    Although I haven't quite finished Looking for Lorraine (I'm at the 80% mark), I've decided to set out a few thoughts today to coincide with the publication of the book. I first became aware of the name "Lorraine Hansberry" while watching Raoul Peck's powerful documentary I Am Not Y...

    Born into the intellectual and activist middle class, Lorraine Hansberry's soaring intellect and inner strength allowed her to produce the work she's best known for, A Raisin in the Sun. That work arose out of family history in Chicago. She was years ahead of her time, but her backgrou...

    I never seem to enjoy the genre of biography as much as I think I'm going to (I've realized memoir and autobiography both appeal to me more for whatever reason). But I quite liked this, at least as much as I have other biographies of historical LGBTQ people. I knew very little of her g...

  • Vicky "phenkos"
    Sep 18, 2018

    ?Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry? (2018) is a superb fact filled biographical work that explores the life of this famous playwright, activist, intellectual and feminist artist- writer. Although Lorraine (LH) was widely recognized and celebra...

    Although I haven't quite finished Looking for Lorraine (I'm at the 80% mark), I've decided to set out a few thoughts today to coincide with the publication of the book. I first became aware of the name "Lorraine Hansberry" while watching Raoul Peck's powerful documentary I Am Not Y...

  • Michelle
    Feb 10, 2019

    ?Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry? (2018) is a superb fact filled biographical work that explores the life of this famous playwright, activist, intellectual and feminist artist- writer. Although Lorraine (LH) was widely recognized and celebra...

  • Camryn
    Oct 29, 2018

    ?Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry? (2018) is a superb fact filled biographical work that explores the life of this famous playwright, activist, intellectual and feminist artist- writer. Although Lorraine (LH) was widely recognized and celebra...

    Although I haven't quite finished Looking for Lorraine (I'm at the 80% mark), I've decided to set out a few thoughts today to coincide with the publication of the book. I first became aware of the name "Lorraine Hansberry" while watching Raoul Peck's powerful documentary I Am Not Y...

    Born into the intellectual and activist middle class, Lorraine Hansberry's soaring intellect and inner strength allowed her to produce the work she's best known for, A Raisin in the Sun. That work arose out of family history in Chicago. She was years ahead of her time, but her backgrou...

    I never seem to enjoy the genre of biography as much as I think I'm going to (I've realized memoir and autobiography both appeal to me more for whatever reason). But I quite liked this, at least as much as I have other biographies of historical LGBTQ people. I knew very little of her g...

    I received this as a digital galley from NetGalley. I am hard pressed to dislike a literary biography but this one was exceptionally good. I liked how Ms. Perry divulged gaps in the historical record and took care to not infer too much. Additionally, the structure of the book ma...

    I want to start this review with a simple statement: This might be one of the best biographies I have read to date. I don't throw around this sentence lightly but from start to finish I was engrossed in Imani Perry's "Looking for Lorraine. The Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry". B...

    I?m not sure how to divvy up the blame between the author and the audio narrator, but this was just mind numbingly boring despite its biographical subject herself being so important and so darn interesting! I woke up at the 33% mark long enough to bail. ...

    I loved reading this book! Though Lorraine Hansberry has passed, her impressive spirit (and leadership) is still waiting for us to catch up. ...

    Through the years I?ve heard about the activism and radicalism of Lorraine Hansberry, but never was there a book-length treatment of said activism. Well, thanks to Imani Perry?s careful, caring, love-filled and yes, a radiant piece of scholarship that void has now been brilliantly ...

    This is a very thorough, meticulously researched and comprehensive biography of Lorraine Hansberry and I found it both interesting and illuminating. But it is also verges on the memoir (which the author acknowledges) of someone who obviously has enormous admiration and affection for Ha...

    Finished: 15.10.2018 Genre: biography Rating: A+ Published: 2018 Conclusion: One of the great playwrights of theater history ....who we rarely hear about: Lorraine Hansberry. Her play A Raisin in the Sun is nr 10 on the list of The 50 Best Plays of the Past 100 Years Learn...

    Black Queer Disabled Radical Genius. A must-read. ...

    A communion, but far too short - like her life. I should note that after discussing this with one of my book clubs, it wasn't most readers' cup of tea (though the sample set is admittedly small). People felt it was still too distant from Hansberry and that the author in the interest of...

    I?d never heard of her before I started but had tears in eyes at the end when she dies ...

    Lorraine Hansberry was a remarkable woman, and Imani Perry does a fantastic job in exploring her experiences and bringing her to life in Looking for Lorraine. She was truly ahead of her time, and we should all aspire to be as intersectional and global in our activism and as thoughtful ...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* I was super excited to read this book because I love Lorraine Hansberry and particularly enjoy getting a chance to teach A Raisin in the Sun when I teach sophomores. I am not...

    I have so many feelings about Lorraine Hansberry. Every time I think of her, I get this literal twinge in my heart of bittersweet love and pure admiration. Before reading this book, I knew very little about her. I haven?t even read ?A Raisin in the Sun? (yet). But I?m so gla...

    Chapter after chapter, I discovered more and more of Lorraine's radiance. Professor Perry has a way of writing that had me feeling as though I were sitting in the archives with her, pondering documents and acquainting myself with two powerful women. I am grateful for Professor Perry's ...

    Simply put, this was a treat. Imani Perry's documentation of the life of Lorraine Hansberry (I'm not sure this is a biography in the most literal sense, but it reads a lot like one) is unflinchingly honest, compassionate, and thoughtful. In addition to providing readers with a digestib...

    Imani Perry described Looking for Lorraine as a ?third-person memoir.? That seems a fitting for this book which is worth reading for anyone who would like to know more about this interesting playwright and civil rights activist. While Perry does pinpoint events in Lorraine?...

    Welp I finished this book with tears in my eyes but what else is new. Imani Perry is such a tender and ambitious writer and thinker. I left this book with deep impressions about Lorraine?s work, her politics, her loneliness, friendships...the fact that her body failed her at such a y...

    Oh wow. I want to cry. This was such an amazing journey. I can?t believe I see so much of myself in a woman who lived so long ago. I loved reading every single part of this book. She never knew me, but I feel more connected to Lorraine. ...

  • Hannah Cook
    Dec 04, 2018

    ?Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry? (2018) is a superb fact filled biographical work that explores the life of this famous playwright, activist, intellectual and feminist artist- writer. Although Lorraine (LH) was widely recognized and celebra...

    Although I haven't quite finished Looking for Lorraine (I'm at the 80% mark), I've decided to set out a few thoughts today to coincide with the publication of the book. I first became aware of the name "Lorraine Hansberry" while watching Raoul Peck's powerful documentary I Am Not Y...

    Born into the intellectual and activist middle class, Lorraine Hansberry's soaring intellect and inner strength allowed her to produce the work she's best known for, A Raisin in the Sun. That work arose out of family history in Chicago. She was years ahead of her time, but her backgrou...

    I never seem to enjoy the genre of biography as much as I think I'm going to (I've realized memoir and autobiography both appeal to me more for whatever reason). But I quite liked this, at least as much as I have other biographies of historical LGBTQ people. I knew very little of her g...

    I received this as a digital galley from NetGalley. I am hard pressed to dislike a literary biography but this one was exceptionally good. I liked how Ms. Perry divulged gaps in the historical record and took care to not infer too much. Additionally, the structure of the book ma...

    I want to start this review with a simple statement: This might be one of the best biographies I have read to date. I don't throw around this sentence lightly but from start to finish I was engrossed in Imani Perry's "Looking for Lorraine. The Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry". B...

    I?m not sure how to divvy up the blame between the author and the audio narrator, but this was just mind numbingly boring despite its biographical subject herself being so important and so darn interesting! I woke up at the 33% mark long enough to bail. ...

    I loved reading this book! Though Lorraine Hansberry has passed, her impressive spirit (and leadership) is still waiting for us to catch up. ...

    Through the years I?ve heard about the activism and radicalism of Lorraine Hansberry, but never was there a book-length treatment of said activism. Well, thanks to Imani Perry?s careful, caring, love-filled and yes, a radiant piece of scholarship that void has now been brilliantly ...

    This is a very thorough, meticulously researched and comprehensive biography of Lorraine Hansberry and I found it both interesting and illuminating. But it is also verges on the memoir (which the author acknowledges) of someone who obviously has enormous admiration and affection for Ha...

    Finished: 15.10.2018 Genre: biography Rating: A+ Published: 2018 Conclusion: One of the great playwrights of theater history ....who we rarely hear about: Lorraine Hansberry. Her play A Raisin in the Sun is nr 10 on the list of The 50 Best Plays of the Past 100 Years Learn...

    Black Queer Disabled Radical Genius. A must-read. ...

    A communion, but far too short - like her life. I should note that after discussing this with one of my book clubs, it wasn't most readers' cup of tea (though the sample set is admittedly small). People felt it was still too distant from Hansberry and that the author in the interest of...

    I?d never heard of her before I started but had tears in eyes at the end when she dies ...

  • M R
    Feb 19, 2019

    ?Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry? (2018) is a superb fact filled biographical work that explores the life of this famous playwright, activist, intellectual and feminist artist- writer. Although Lorraine (LH) was widely recognized and celebra...

    Although I haven't quite finished Looking for Lorraine (I'm at the 80% mark), I've decided to set out a few thoughts today to coincide with the publication of the book. I first became aware of the name "Lorraine Hansberry" while watching Raoul Peck's powerful documentary I Am Not Y...

    Born into the intellectual and activist middle class, Lorraine Hansberry's soaring intellect and inner strength allowed her to produce the work she's best known for, A Raisin in the Sun. That work arose out of family history in Chicago. She was years ahead of her time, but her backgrou...

    I never seem to enjoy the genre of biography as much as I think I'm going to (I've realized memoir and autobiography both appeal to me more for whatever reason). But I quite liked this, at least as much as I have other biographies of historical LGBTQ people. I knew very little of her g...

    I received this as a digital galley from NetGalley. I am hard pressed to dislike a literary biography but this one was exceptionally good. I liked how Ms. Perry divulged gaps in the historical record and took care to not infer too much. Additionally, the structure of the book ma...

    I want to start this review with a simple statement: This might be one of the best biographies I have read to date. I don't throw around this sentence lightly but from start to finish I was engrossed in Imani Perry's "Looking for Lorraine. The Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry". B...

    I?m not sure how to divvy up the blame between the author and the audio narrator, but this was just mind numbingly boring despite its biographical subject herself being so important and so darn interesting! I woke up at the 33% mark long enough to bail. ...

    I loved reading this book! Though Lorraine Hansberry has passed, her impressive spirit (and leadership) is still waiting for us to catch up. ...

    Through the years I?ve heard about the activism and radicalism of Lorraine Hansberry, but never was there a book-length treatment of said activism. Well, thanks to Imani Perry?s careful, caring, love-filled and yes, a radiant piece of scholarship that void has now been brilliantly ...

    This is a very thorough, meticulously researched and comprehensive biography of Lorraine Hansberry and I found it both interesting and illuminating. But it is also verges on the memoir (which the author acknowledges) of someone who obviously has enormous admiration and affection for Ha...

    Finished: 15.10.2018 Genre: biography Rating: A+ Published: 2018 Conclusion: One of the great playwrights of theater history ....who we rarely hear about: Lorraine Hansberry. Her play A Raisin in the Sun is nr 10 on the list of The 50 Best Plays of the Past 100 Years Learn...

    Black Queer Disabled Radical Genius. A must-read. ...

    A communion, but far too short - like her life. I should note that after discussing this with one of my book clubs, it wasn't most readers' cup of tea (though the sample set is admittedly small). People felt it was still too distant from Hansberry and that the author in the interest of...

    I?d never heard of her before I started but had tears in eyes at the end when she dies ...

    Lorraine Hansberry was a remarkable woman, and Imani Perry does a fantastic job in exploring her experiences and bringing her to life in Looking for Lorraine. She was truly ahead of her time, and we should all aspire to be as intersectional and global in our activism and as thoughtful ...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* I was super excited to read this book because I love Lorraine Hansberry and particularly enjoy getting a chance to teach A Raisin in the Sun when I teach sophomores. I am not...

    I have so many feelings about Lorraine Hansberry. Every time I think of her, I get this literal twinge in my heart of bittersweet love and pure admiration. Before reading this book, I knew very little about her. I haven?t even read ?A Raisin in the Sun? (yet). But I?m so gla...

    Chapter after chapter, I discovered more and more of Lorraine's radiance. Professor Perry has a way of writing that had me feeling as though I were sitting in the archives with her, pondering documents and acquainting myself with two powerful women. I am grateful for Professor Perry's ...

    Simply put, this was a treat. Imani Perry's documentation of the life of Lorraine Hansberry (I'm not sure this is a biography in the most literal sense, but it reads a lot like one) is unflinchingly honest, compassionate, and thoughtful. In addition to providing readers with a digestib...

    Imani Perry described Looking for Lorraine as a ?third-person memoir.? That seems a fitting for this book which is worth reading for anyone who would like to know more about this interesting playwright and civil rights activist. While Perry does pinpoint events in Lorraine?...

    Welp I finished this book with tears in my eyes but what else is new. Imani Perry is such a tender and ambitious writer and thinker. I left this book with deep impressions about Lorraine?s work, her politics, her loneliness, friendships...the fact that her body failed her at such a y...

    Oh wow. I want to cry. This was such an amazing journey. I can?t believe I see so much of myself in a woman who lived so long ago. I loved reading every single part of this book. She never knew me, but I feel more connected to Lorraine. ...

    Rather slow at first but very informative. Very good research and writing. ...

    Full review to come. Important book. ...

    It took a little bit to get into it and frankly I almost put the book aside, but wow I'm so glad I stuck with it. I can't frame into words what a gift getting exposed to Lorraine's legacy in this way has been. At such a young age she was the foremother to some of the great thinkers and...

    Imani Perry has written a beautiful and needed book on Lorraine Hansberry who, as the author of A Raisin in the Sun, wrote one of the greatest works of 20th-century American literature. So it's crazy that tomes haven't been written about Hansberry. Perry tries to fill in some of the...

    It's hard not to gush about this biography because it's about one of my favorite creatives and writers by one of America's most prolific and insightful scholars. Hansberry was only alive for 30 years, but she fit a celebrated play -- A Raisin in The Sun --; a glorious friendship with h...

    One of the best biographies I have ever read. ...

    I knew Lorraine Hansberry wrote A Raisin in the Sun, which I remember reading when I was much younger, and vaguely knew that she was from/connected to Chicago, but this book opened my mind up to her so much more. Lorraine is truly inspiring on so many levels. Here was a beautiful Black...

  • Andrew
    Sep 16, 2018

    ?Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry? (2018) is a superb fact filled biographical work that explores the life of this famous playwright, activist, intellectual and feminist artist- writer. Although Lorraine (LH) was widely recognized and celebra...

    Although I haven't quite finished Looking for Lorraine (I'm at the 80% mark), I've decided to set out a few thoughts today to coincide with the publication of the book. I first became aware of the name "Lorraine Hansberry" while watching Raoul Peck's powerful documentary I Am Not Y...

    Born into the intellectual and activist middle class, Lorraine Hansberry's soaring intellect and inner strength allowed her to produce the work she's best known for, A Raisin in the Sun. That work arose out of family history in Chicago. She was years ahead of her time, but her backgrou...

    I never seem to enjoy the genre of biography as much as I think I'm going to (I've realized memoir and autobiography both appeal to me more for whatever reason). But I quite liked this, at least as much as I have other biographies of historical LGBTQ people. I knew very little of her g...

    I received this as a digital galley from NetGalley. I am hard pressed to dislike a literary biography but this one was exceptionally good. I liked how Ms. Perry divulged gaps in the historical record and took care to not infer too much. Additionally, the structure of the book ma...

    I want to start this review with a simple statement: This might be one of the best biographies I have read to date. I don't throw around this sentence lightly but from start to finish I was engrossed in Imani Perry's "Looking for Lorraine. The Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry". B...

    I?m not sure how to divvy up the blame between the author and the audio narrator, but this was just mind numbingly boring despite its biographical subject herself being so important and so darn interesting! I woke up at the 33% mark long enough to bail. ...

    I loved reading this book! Though Lorraine Hansberry has passed, her impressive spirit (and leadership) is still waiting for us to catch up. ...

    Through the years I?ve heard about the activism and radicalism of Lorraine Hansberry, but never was there a book-length treatment of said activism. Well, thanks to Imani Perry?s careful, caring, love-filled and yes, a radiant piece of scholarship that void has now been brilliantly ...

    This is a very thorough, meticulously researched and comprehensive biography of Lorraine Hansberry and I found it both interesting and illuminating. But it is also verges on the memoir (which the author acknowledges) of someone who obviously has enormous admiration and affection for Ha...

    Finished: 15.10.2018 Genre: biography Rating: A+ Published: 2018 Conclusion: One of the great playwrights of theater history ....who we rarely hear about: Lorraine Hansberry. Her play A Raisin in the Sun is nr 10 on the list of The 50 Best Plays of the Past 100 Years Learn...

    Black Queer Disabled Radical Genius. A must-read. ...

    A communion, but far too short - like her life. I should note that after discussing this with one of my book clubs, it wasn't most readers' cup of tea (though the sample set is admittedly small). People felt it was still too distant from Hansberry and that the author in the interest of...

    I?d never heard of her before I started but had tears in eyes at the end when she dies ...

    Lorraine Hansberry was a remarkable woman, and Imani Perry does a fantastic job in exploring her experiences and bringing her to life in Looking for Lorraine. She was truly ahead of her time, and we should all aspire to be as intersectional and global in our activism and as thoughtful ...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* I was super excited to read this book because I love Lorraine Hansberry and particularly enjoy getting a chance to teach A Raisin in the Sun when I teach sophomores. I am not...

  • Catherine
    Nov 24, 2018

    ?Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry? (2018) is a superb fact filled biographical work that explores the life of this famous playwright, activist, intellectual and feminist artist- writer. Although Lorraine (LH) was widely recognized and celebra...

    Although I haven't quite finished Looking for Lorraine (I'm at the 80% mark), I've decided to set out a few thoughts today to coincide with the publication of the book. I first became aware of the name "Lorraine Hansberry" while watching Raoul Peck's powerful documentary I Am Not Y...

    Born into the intellectual and activist middle class, Lorraine Hansberry's soaring intellect and inner strength allowed her to produce the work she's best known for, A Raisin in the Sun. That work arose out of family history in Chicago. She was years ahead of her time, but her backgrou...

    I never seem to enjoy the genre of biography as much as I think I'm going to (I've realized memoir and autobiography both appeal to me more for whatever reason). But I quite liked this, at least as much as I have other biographies of historical LGBTQ people. I knew very little of her g...

    I received this as a digital galley from NetGalley. I am hard pressed to dislike a literary biography but this one was exceptionally good. I liked how Ms. Perry divulged gaps in the historical record and took care to not infer too much. Additionally, the structure of the book ma...

    I want to start this review with a simple statement: This might be one of the best biographies I have read to date. I don't throw around this sentence lightly but from start to finish I was engrossed in Imani Perry's "Looking for Lorraine. The Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry". B...

    I?m not sure how to divvy up the blame between the author and the audio narrator, but this was just mind numbingly boring despite its biographical subject herself being so important and so darn interesting! I woke up at the 33% mark long enough to bail. ...

    I loved reading this book! Though Lorraine Hansberry has passed, her impressive spirit (and leadership) is still waiting for us to catch up. ...

    Through the years I?ve heard about the activism and radicalism of Lorraine Hansberry, but never was there a book-length treatment of said activism. Well, thanks to Imani Perry?s careful, caring, love-filled and yes, a radiant piece of scholarship that void has now been brilliantly ...

    This is a very thorough, meticulously researched and comprehensive biography of Lorraine Hansberry and I found it both interesting and illuminating. But it is also verges on the memoir (which the author acknowledges) of someone who obviously has enormous admiration and affection for Ha...

    Finished: 15.10.2018 Genre: biography Rating: A+ Published: 2018 Conclusion: One of the great playwrights of theater history ....who we rarely hear about: Lorraine Hansberry. Her play A Raisin in the Sun is nr 10 on the list of The 50 Best Plays of the Past 100 Years Learn...

    Black Queer Disabled Radical Genius. A must-read. ...

    A communion, but far too short - like her life. I should note that after discussing this with one of my book clubs, it wasn't most readers' cup of tea (though the sample set is admittedly small). People felt it was still too distant from Hansberry and that the author in the interest of...

    I?d never heard of her before I started but had tears in eyes at the end when she dies ...

    Lorraine Hansberry was a remarkable woman, and Imani Perry does a fantastic job in exploring her experiences and bringing her to life in Looking for Lorraine. She was truly ahead of her time, and we should all aspire to be as intersectional and global in our activism and as thoughtful ...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* I was super excited to read this book because I love Lorraine Hansberry and particularly enjoy getting a chance to teach A Raisin in the Sun when I teach sophomores. I am not...

    I have so many feelings about Lorraine Hansberry. Every time I think of her, I get this literal twinge in my heart of bittersweet love and pure admiration. Before reading this book, I knew very little about her. I haven?t even read ?A Raisin in the Sun? (yet). But I?m so gla...

  • Corvus
    Apr 09, 2019

    ?Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry? (2018) is a superb fact filled biographical work that explores the life of this famous playwright, activist, intellectual and feminist artist- writer. Although Lorraine (LH) was widely recognized and celebra...

    Although I haven't quite finished Looking for Lorraine (I'm at the 80% mark), I've decided to set out a few thoughts today to coincide with the publication of the book. I first became aware of the name "Lorraine Hansberry" while watching Raoul Peck's powerful documentary I Am Not Y...

    Born into the intellectual and activist middle class, Lorraine Hansberry's soaring intellect and inner strength allowed her to produce the work she's best known for, A Raisin in the Sun. That work arose out of family history in Chicago. She was years ahead of her time, but her backgrou...

    I never seem to enjoy the genre of biography as much as I think I'm going to (I've realized memoir and autobiography both appeal to me more for whatever reason). But I quite liked this, at least as much as I have other biographies of historical LGBTQ people. I knew very little of her g...

    I received this as a digital galley from NetGalley. I am hard pressed to dislike a literary biography but this one was exceptionally good. I liked how Ms. Perry divulged gaps in the historical record and took care to not infer too much. Additionally, the structure of the book ma...

    I want to start this review with a simple statement: This might be one of the best biographies I have read to date. I don't throw around this sentence lightly but from start to finish I was engrossed in Imani Perry's "Looking for Lorraine. The Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry". B...

    I?m not sure how to divvy up the blame between the author and the audio narrator, but this was just mind numbingly boring despite its biographical subject herself being so important and so darn interesting! I woke up at the 33% mark long enough to bail. ...

    I loved reading this book! Though Lorraine Hansberry has passed, her impressive spirit (and leadership) is still waiting for us to catch up. ...

    Through the years I?ve heard about the activism and radicalism of Lorraine Hansberry, but never was there a book-length treatment of said activism. Well, thanks to Imani Perry?s careful, caring, love-filled and yes, a radiant piece of scholarship that void has now been brilliantly ...

    This is a very thorough, meticulously researched and comprehensive biography of Lorraine Hansberry and I found it both interesting and illuminating. But it is also verges on the memoir (which the author acknowledges) of someone who obviously has enormous admiration and affection for Ha...

    Finished: 15.10.2018 Genre: biography Rating: A+ Published: 2018 Conclusion: One of the great playwrights of theater history ....who we rarely hear about: Lorraine Hansberry. Her play A Raisin in the Sun is nr 10 on the list of The 50 Best Plays of the Past 100 Years Learn...

    Black Queer Disabled Radical Genius. A must-read. ...

    A communion, but far too short - like her life. I should note that after discussing this with one of my book clubs, it wasn't most readers' cup of tea (though the sample set is admittedly small). People felt it was still too distant from Hansberry and that the author in the interest of...

    I?d never heard of her before I started but had tears in eyes at the end when she dies ...

    Lorraine Hansberry was a remarkable woman, and Imani Perry does a fantastic job in exploring her experiences and bringing her to life in Looking for Lorraine. She was truly ahead of her time, and we should all aspire to be as intersectional and global in our activism and as thoughtful ...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* I was super excited to read this book because I love Lorraine Hansberry and particularly enjoy getting a chance to teach A Raisin in the Sun when I teach sophomores. I am not...

    I have so many feelings about Lorraine Hansberry. Every time I think of her, I get this literal twinge in my heart of bittersweet love and pure admiration. Before reading this book, I knew very little about her. I haven?t even read ?A Raisin in the Sun? (yet). But I?m so gla...

    Chapter after chapter, I discovered more and more of Lorraine's radiance. Professor Perry has a way of writing that had me feeling as though I were sitting in the archives with her, pondering documents and acquainting myself with two powerful women. I am grateful for Professor Perry's ...

    Simply put, this was a treat. Imani Perry's documentation of the life of Lorraine Hansberry (I'm not sure this is a biography in the most literal sense, but it reads a lot like one) is unflinchingly honest, compassionate, and thoughtful. In addition to providing readers with a digestib...

    Imani Perry described Looking for Lorraine as a ?third-person memoir.? That seems a fitting for this book which is worth reading for anyone who would like to know more about this interesting playwright and civil rights activist. While Perry does pinpoint events in Lorraine?...

    Welp I finished this book with tears in my eyes but what else is new. Imani Perry is such a tender and ambitious writer and thinker. I left this book with deep impressions about Lorraine?s work, her politics, her loneliness, friendships...the fact that her body failed her at such a y...

    Oh wow. I want to cry. This was such an amazing journey. I can?t believe I see so much of myself in a woman who lived so long ago. I loved reading every single part of this book. She never knew me, but I feel more connected to Lorraine. ...

    Rather slow at first but very informative. Very good research and writing. ...

    Full review to come. Important book. ...

  • Patrice Jones
    Apr 10, 2019

    ?Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry? (2018) is a superb fact filled biographical work that explores the life of this famous playwright, activist, intellectual and feminist artist- writer. Although Lorraine (LH) was widely recognized and celebra...

    Although I haven't quite finished Looking for Lorraine (I'm at the 80% mark), I've decided to set out a few thoughts today to coincide with the publication of the book. I first became aware of the name "Lorraine Hansberry" while watching Raoul Peck's powerful documentary I Am Not Y...

    Born into the intellectual and activist middle class, Lorraine Hansberry's soaring intellect and inner strength allowed her to produce the work she's best known for, A Raisin in the Sun. That work arose out of family history in Chicago. She was years ahead of her time, but her backgrou...

    I never seem to enjoy the genre of biography as much as I think I'm going to (I've realized memoir and autobiography both appeal to me more for whatever reason). But I quite liked this, at least as much as I have other biographies of historical LGBTQ people. I knew very little of her g...

    I received this as a digital galley from NetGalley. I am hard pressed to dislike a literary biography but this one was exceptionally good. I liked how Ms. Perry divulged gaps in the historical record and took care to not infer too much. Additionally, the structure of the book ma...

    I want to start this review with a simple statement: This might be one of the best biographies I have read to date. I don't throw around this sentence lightly but from start to finish I was engrossed in Imani Perry's "Looking for Lorraine. The Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry". B...

    I?m not sure how to divvy up the blame between the author and the audio narrator, but this was just mind numbingly boring despite its biographical subject herself being so important and so darn interesting! I woke up at the 33% mark long enough to bail. ...

    I loved reading this book! Though Lorraine Hansberry has passed, her impressive spirit (and leadership) is still waiting for us to catch up. ...

    Through the years I?ve heard about the activism and radicalism of Lorraine Hansberry, but never was there a book-length treatment of said activism. Well, thanks to Imani Perry?s careful, caring, love-filled and yes, a radiant piece of scholarship that void has now been brilliantly ...

    This is a very thorough, meticulously researched and comprehensive biography of Lorraine Hansberry and I found it both interesting and illuminating. But it is also verges on the memoir (which the author acknowledges) of someone who obviously has enormous admiration and affection for Ha...

    Finished: 15.10.2018 Genre: biography Rating: A+ Published: 2018 Conclusion: One of the great playwrights of theater history ....who we rarely hear about: Lorraine Hansberry. Her play A Raisin in the Sun is nr 10 on the list of The 50 Best Plays of the Past 100 Years Learn...

    Black Queer Disabled Radical Genius. A must-read. ...

    A communion, but far too short - like her life. I should note that after discussing this with one of my book clubs, it wasn't most readers' cup of tea (though the sample set is admittedly small). People felt it was still too distant from Hansberry and that the author in the interest of...

    I?d never heard of her before I started but had tears in eyes at the end when she dies ...

    Lorraine Hansberry was a remarkable woman, and Imani Perry does a fantastic job in exploring her experiences and bringing her to life in Looking for Lorraine. She was truly ahead of her time, and we should all aspire to be as intersectional and global in our activism and as thoughtful ...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* I was super excited to read this book because I love Lorraine Hansberry and particularly enjoy getting a chance to teach A Raisin in the Sun when I teach sophomores. I am not...

    I have so many feelings about Lorraine Hansberry. Every time I think of her, I get this literal twinge in my heart of bittersweet love and pure admiration. Before reading this book, I knew very little about her. I haven?t even read ?A Raisin in the Sun? (yet). But I?m so gla...

    Chapter after chapter, I discovered more and more of Lorraine's radiance. Professor Perry has a way of writing that had me feeling as though I were sitting in the archives with her, pondering documents and acquainting myself with two powerful women. I am grateful for Professor Perry's ...

    Simply put, this was a treat. Imani Perry's documentation of the life of Lorraine Hansberry (I'm not sure this is a biography in the most literal sense, but it reads a lot like one) is unflinchingly honest, compassionate, and thoughtful. In addition to providing readers with a digestib...

    Imani Perry described Looking for Lorraine as a ?third-person memoir.? That seems a fitting for this book which is worth reading for anyone who would like to know more about this interesting playwright and civil rights activist. While Perry does pinpoint events in Lorraine?...

    Welp I finished this book with tears in my eyes but what else is new. Imani Perry is such a tender and ambitious writer and thinker. I left this book with deep impressions about Lorraine?s work, her politics, her loneliness, friendships...the fact that her body failed her at such a y...

    Oh wow. I want to cry. This was such an amazing journey. I can?t believe I see so much of myself in a woman who lived so long ago. I loved reading every single part of this book. She never knew me, but I feel more connected to Lorraine. ...

    Rather slow at first but very informative. Very good research and writing. ...

  • Rouchswalwe
    Sep 29, 2018

    ?Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry? (2018) is a superb fact filled biographical work that explores the life of this famous playwright, activist, intellectual and feminist artist- writer. Although Lorraine (LH) was widely recognized and celebra...

    Although I haven't quite finished Looking for Lorraine (I'm at the 80% mark), I've decided to set out a few thoughts today to coincide with the publication of the book. I first became aware of the name "Lorraine Hansberry" while watching Raoul Peck's powerful documentary I Am Not Y...

    Born into the intellectual and activist middle class, Lorraine Hansberry's soaring intellect and inner strength allowed her to produce the work she's best known for, A Raisin in the Sun. That work arose out of family history in Chicago. She was years ahead of her time, but her backgrou...

    I never seem to enjoy the genre of biography as much as I think I'm going to (I've realized memoir and autobiography both appeal to me more for whatever reason). But I quite liked this, at least as much as I have other biographies of historical LGBTQ people. I knew very little of her g...

    I received this as a digital galley from NetGalley. I am hard pressed to dislike a literary biography but this one was exceptionally good. I liked how Ms. Perry divulged gaps in the historical record and took care to not infer too much. Additionally, the structure of the book ma...

    I want to start this review with a simple statement: This might be one of the best biographies I have read to date. I don't throw around this sentence lightly but from start to finish I was engrossed in Imani Perry's "Looking for Lorraine. The Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry". B...

    I?m not sure how to divvy up the blame between the author and the audio narrator, but this was just mind numbingly boring despite its biographical subject herself being so important and so darn interesting! I woke up at the 33% mark long enough to bail. ...

    I loved reading this book! Though Lorraine Hansberry has passed, her impressive spirit (and leadership) is still waiting for us to catch up. ...

    Through the years I?ve heard about the activism and radicalism of Lorraine Hansberry, but never was there a book-length treatment of said activism. Well, thanks to Imani Perry?s careful, caring, love-filled and yes, a radiant piece of scholarship that void has now been brilliantly ...

    This is a very thorough, meticulously researched and comprehensive biography of Lorraine Hansberry and I found it both interesting and illuminating. But it is also verges on the memoir (which the author acknowledges) of someone who obviously has enormous admiration and affection for Ha...

    Finished: 15.10.2018 Genre: biography Rating: A+ Published: 2018 Conclusion: One of the great playwrights of theater history ....who we rarely hear about: Lorraine Hansberry. Her play A Raisin in the Sun is nr 10 on the list of The 50 Best Plays of the Past 100 Years Learn...

    Black Queer Disabled Radical Genius. A must-read. ...

    A communion, but far too short - like her life. I should note that after discussing this with one of my book clubs, it wasn't most readers' cup of tea (though the sample set is admittedly small). People felt it was still too distant from Hansberry and that the author in the interest of...

    I?d never heard of her before I started but had tears in eyes at the end when she dies ...

    Lorraine Hansberry was a remarkable woman, and Imani Perry does a fantastic job in exploring her experiences and bringing her to life in Looking for Lorraine. She was truly ahead of her time, and we should all aspire to be as intersectional and global in our activism and as thoughtful ...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* I was super excited to read this book because I love Lorraine Hansberry and particularly enjoy getting a chance to teach A Raisin in the Sun when I teach sophomores. I am not...

    I have so many feelings about Lorraine Hansberry. Every time I think of her, I get this literal twinge in my heart of bittersweet love and pure admiration. Before reading this book, I knew very little about her. I haven?t even read ?A Raisin in the Sun? (yet). But I?m so gla...

    Chapter after chapter, I discovered more and more of Lorraine's radiance. Professor Perry has a way of writing that had me feeling as though I were sitting in the archives with her, pondering documents and acquainting myself with two powerful women. I am grateful for Professor Perry's ...

  • Miles
    Apr 01, 2019

    ?Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry? (2018) is a superb fact filled biographical work that explores the life of this famous playwright, activist, intellectual and feminist artist- writer. Although Lorraine (LH) was widely recognized and celebra...

    Although I haven't quite finished Looking for Lorraine (I'm at the 80% mark), I've decided to set out a few thoughts today to coincide with the publication of the book. I first became aware of the name "Lorraine Hansberry" while watching Raoul Peck's powerful documentary I Am Not Y...

    Born into the intellectual and activist middle class, Lorraine Hansberry's soaring intellect and inner strength allowed her to produce the work she's best known for, A Raisin in the Sun. That work arose out of family history in Chicago. She was years ahead of her time, but her backgrou...

    I never seem to enjoy the genre of biography as much as I think I'm going to (I've realized memoir and autobiography both appeal to me more for whatever reason). But I quite liked this, at least as much as I have other biographies of historical LGBTQ people. I knew very little of her g...

    I received this as a digital galley from NetGalley. I am hard pressed to dislike a literary biography but this one was exceptionally good. I liked how Ms. Perry divulged gaps in the historical record and took care to not infer too much. Additionally, the structure of the book ma...

    I want to start this review with a simple statement: This might be one of the best biographies I have read to date. I don't throw around this sentence lightly but from start to finish I was engrossed in Imani Perry's "Looking for Lorraine. The Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry". B...

    I?m not sure how to divvy up the blame between the author and the audio narrator, but this was just mind numbingly boring despite its biographical subject herself being so important and so darn interesting! I woke up at the 33% mark long enough to bail. ...

    I loved reading this book! Though Lorraine Hansberry has passed, her impressive spirit (and leadership) is still waiting for us to catch up. ...

    Through the years I?ve heard about the activism and radicalism of Lorraine Hansberry, but never was there a book-length treatment of said activism. Well, thanks to Imani Perry?s careful, caring, love-filled and yes, a radiant piece of scholarship that void has now been brilliantly ...

    This is a very thorough, meticulously researched and comprehensive biography of Lorraine Hansberry and I found it both interesting and illuminating. But it is also verges on the memoir (which the author acknowledges) of someone who obviously has enormous admiration and affection for Ha...

    Finished: 15.10.2018 Genre: biography Rating: A+ Published: 2018 Conclusion: One of the great playwrights of theater history ....who we rarely hear about: Lorraine Hansberry. Her play A Raisin in the Sun is nr 10 on the list of The 50 Best Plays of the Past 100 Years Learn...

    Black Queer Disabled Radical Genius. A must-read. ...

    A communion, but far too short - like her life. I should note that after discussing this with one of my book clubs, it wasn't most readers' cup of tea (though the sample set is admittedly small). People felt it was still too distant from Hansberry and that the author in the interest of...

    I?d never heard of her before I started but had tears in eyes at the end when she dies ...

    Lorraine Hansberry was a remarkable woman, and Imani Perry does a fantastic job in exploring her experiences and bringing her to life in Looking for Lorraine. She was truly ahead of her time, and we should all aspire to be as intersectional and global in our activism and as thoughtful ...

    *I received a free copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.* I was super excited to read this book because I love Lorraine Hansberry and particularly enjoy getting a chance to teach A Raisin in the Sun when I teach sophomores. I am not...

    I have so many feelings about Lorraine Hansberry. Every time I think of her, I get this literal twinge in my heart of bittersweet love and pure admiration. Before reading this book, I knew very little about her. I haven?t even read ?A Raisin in the Sun? (yet). But I?m so gla...

    Chapter after chapter, I discovered more and more of Lorraine's radiance. Professor Perry has a way of writing that had me feeling as though I were sitting in the archives with her, pondering documents and acquainting myself with two powerful women. I am grateful for Professor Perry's ...

    Simply put, this was a treat. Imani Perry's documentation of the life of Lorraine Hansberry (I'm not sure this is a biography in the most literal sense, but it reads a lot like one) is unflinchingly honest, compassionate, and thoughtful. In addition to providing readers with a digestib...

  • Shawn Mooney
    Feb 25, 2019

    ?Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry? (2018) is a superb fact filled biographical work that explores the life of this famous playwright, activist, intellectual and feminist artist- writer. Although Lorraine (LH) was widely recognized and celebra...

    Although I haven't quite finished Looking for Lorraine (I'm at the 80% mark), I've decided to set out a few thoughts today to coincide with the publication of the book. I first became aware of the name "Lorraine Hansberry" while watching Raoul Peck's powerful documentary I Am Not Y...

    Born into the intellectual and activist middle class, Lorraine Hansberry's soaring intellect and inner strength allowed her to produce the work she's best known for, A Raisin in the Sun. That work arose out of family history in Chicago. She was years ahead of her time, but her backgrou...

    I never seem to enjoy the genre of biography as much as I think I'm going to (I've realized memoir and autobiography both appeal to me more for whatever reason). But I quite liked this, at least as much as I have other biographies of historical LGBTQ people. I knew very little of her g...

    I received this as a digital galley from NetGalley. I am hard pressed to dislike a literary biography but this one was exceptionally good. I liked how Ms. Perry divulged gaps in the historical record and took care to not infer too much. Additionally, the structure of the book ma...

    I want to start this review with a simple statement: This might be one of the best biographies I have read to date. I don't throw around this sentence lightly but from start to finish I was engrossed in Imani Perry's "Looking for Lorraine. The Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry". B...

    I?m not sure how to divvy up the blame between the author and the audio narrator, but this was just mind numbingly boring despite its biographical subject herself being so important and so darn interesting! I woke up at the 33% mark long enough to bail. ...

  • Nancy
    Oct 15, 2018

    ?Looking For Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry? (2018) is a superb fact filled biographical work that explores the life of this famous playwright, activist, intellectual and feminist artist- writer. Although Lorraine (LH) was widely recognized and celebra...

    Although I haven't quite finished Looking for Lorraine (I'm at the 80% mark), I've decided to set out a few thoughts today to coincide with the publication of the book. I first became aware of the name "Lorraine Hansberry" while watching Raoul Peck's powerful documentary I Am Not Y...

    Born into the intellectual and activist middle class, Lorraine Hansberry's soaring intellect and inner strength allowed her to produce the work she's best known for, A Raisin in the Sun. That work arose out of family history in Chicago. She was years ahead of her time, but her backgrou...

    I never seem to enjoy the genre of biography as much as I think I'm going to (I've realized memoir and autobiography both appeal to me more for whatever reason). But I quite liked this, at least as much as I have other biographies of historical LGBTQ people. I knew very little of her g...

    I received this as a digital galley from NetGalley. I am hard pressed to dislike a literary biography but this one was exceptionally good. I liked how Ms. Perry divulged gaps in the historical record and took care to not infer too much. Additionally, the structure of the book ma...

    I want to start this review with a simple statement: This might be one of the best biographies I have read to date. I don't throw around this sentence lightly but from start to finish I was engrossed in Imani Perry's "Looking for Lorraine. The Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry". B...

    I?m not sure how to divvy up the blame between the author and the audio narrator, but this was just mind numbingly boring despite its biographical subject herself being so important and so darn interesting! I woke up at the 33% mark long enough to bail. ...

    I loved reading this book! Though Lorraine Hansberry has passed, her impressive spirit (and leadership) is still waiting for us to catch up. ...

    Through the years I?ve heard about the activism and radicalism of Lorraine Hansberry, but never was there a book-length treatment of said activism. Well, thanks to Imani Perry?s careful, caring, love-filled and yes, a radiant piece of scholarship that void has now been brilliantly ...

    This is a very thorough, meticulously researched and comprehensive biography of Lorraine Hansberry and I found it both interesting and illuminating. But it is also verges on the memoir (which the author acknowledges) of someone who obviously has enormous admiration and affection for Ha...

    Finished: 15.10.2018 Genre: biography Rating: A+ Published: 2018 Conclusion: One of the great playwrights of theater history ....who we rarely hear about: Lorraine Hansberry. Her play A Raisin in the Sun is nr 10 on the list of The 50 Best Plays of the Past 100 Years Learn...