Looking for Lorraine

Written By Imani Perry
Looking for Lorraine
  • Publsiher : Beacon Press
  • Release : 18 September 2018
  • ISBN : 0807064505
  • Pages : 256 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 2 reviews
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Download or read book entitled Looking for Lorraine by author: Imani Perry which was release on 18 September 2018 and published by Beacon Press with total page 256 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Winner of the 2019 PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Nonfiction Winner of the Shilts-Grahn Triangle Award for Lesbian Nonfiction Winner of the 2019 Phi Beta Kappa Christian Gauss Award A New York Times Notable Book of 2018 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 unflinching commitment to social justice, which brought her under FBI surveillance when she was barely in her twenties. While her close friends and contemporaries, like James Baldwin and Nina Simone, have been rightly celebrated, her story has been diminished and relegated to one work—until now. In 2018, Hansberry will get the recognition she deserves with the PBS American Masters documentary “Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart” and Imani Perry’s multi-dimensional, illuminating biography, Looking for Lorraine. After the success of A Raisin in the Sun, Hansberry used her prominence in myriad ways: challenging President Kennedy and his brother to take bolder stances on Civil Rights, supporting African anti-colonial leaders, and confronting the romantic racism of the Beat poets and Village hipsters. Though she married a man, she identified as lesbian and, risking censure and the prospect of being outed, joined one of the nation’s first lesbian organizations. Hansberry associated with many activists, writers, and musicians, including Malcolm X, Langston Hughes, Duke Ellington, Paul Robeson, W.E.B. Du Bois, among others. Looking for Lorraine is a powerful insight into Hansberry’s extraordinary life—a life that was tragically cut far too short. A Black Caucus of the American Library Association Honor Book for Nonfiction A 2019 Pauli Murray Book Prize Finalist

Looking for Lorraine

Looking for Lorraine
  • Author : Imani Perry
  • Publisher : Beacon Press
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Total pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0807064505
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Summary : Winner of the 2019 PEN/Jacqueline Bograd Weld Award for Biography Winner of the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Nonfiction Winner of the Shilts-Grahn Triangle Award for Lesbian Nonfiction Winner of the 2019 Phi Beta Kappa Christian Gauss Award A New York Times Notable Book of 2018 A revealing portrait of one of ...

Looking for Lorraine Hansberry

Looking for Lorraine  Hansberry
  • Author : Imani Perry
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0807064505
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Breathe

Breathe
  • Author : Imani Perry
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Total pages : 184
  • ISBN : 0807064505
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Summary : Explores the terror, grace, and beauty of coming of age as a Black person in contemporary America and what it means to parent our children in a persistently unjust world. Emotionally raw and deeply reflective, Imani Perry issues an unflinching challenge to society to see Black children as deserving of ...

Little Lady Lorraine

Little Lady Lorraine
  • Author : Courteney Grant
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1873
  • Total pages : 313
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To Be Young Gifted and Black

To Be Young  Gifted and Black
  • Author : Lorraine Hansberry,James Baldwin
  • Publisher : Signet Classic
  • Release Date : 2011-01
  • Total pages : 271
  • ISBN : 0807064505
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Summary : Detailing the black experience in mid-twentieth-century America, this candid biography features selections from the works of the late African-American playwright, including play excerpts, autobiographical sketches, poetry, and drawings. Reissue....

Callaloo

Callaloo
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2006
  • Total pages : 212
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Summary : A Black South journal of arts and letters....

Lorraine

Lorraine
  • Author : Neil Simpson
  • Publisher : Kings Road Publishing
  • Release Date : 2008-06-02
  • Total pages : 300
  • ISBN : 0807064505
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Summary : Neil Simpson has been a staff reporter on the Daily Mirror, Sunday Telegraph and Mail on Sunday as well as writing for various newspapers and magazines. His recent books include Gordon Ramsay: The Biography, Charlotte Church: Hell's Angel, Jade: Story of a Survivor and Kings of Comedy, a biography of ...

The Third Choice

The Third Choice
  • Author : Elizabeth Janeway
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1959
  • Total pages : 333
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South to America

South to America
  • Author : Imani Perry
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2022-01-25
  • Total pages : 400
  • ISBN : 0807064505
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Summary : An essential journey through the American South—and the way it defines American identity—from one our most extraordinary writers on race and culture at work today We all think we know the South. Even those who have never lived there, who have never even been there, can rattle off ...

The Family Members

The Family Members
  • Author : Martin Yoseloff
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1948
  • Total pages : 221
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Alice Lorraine

Alice Lorraine
  • Author : Richard Doddridge Blackmore
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1883
  • Total pages : 393
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A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun
  • Author : Lorraine Hansberry
  • Publisher : Concord Theatricals
  • Release Date : 1984
  • Total pages : 161
  • ISBN : 0807064505
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Summary : "The Broadway revival of 'A Raisin in the Sun' was produced by Scott Rudin at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre on April 3, 2014. The production was directed by Kenny Leon, with set design by Mark Thompson..."--Page [9]....

American Days

American Days
  • Author : Stephen Poliakoff
  • Publisher : London : Eyre Methuen
  • Release Date : 1979
  • Total pages : 47
  • ISBN : 0807064505
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Summary : Read online American Days written by Stephen Poliakoff, published by London : Eyre Methuen which was released on 1979. Download full American Days Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

The Sign in Sidney Brustein s Window

The Sign in Sidney Brustein s Window
  • Author : Lorraine Hansberry
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2012-02-22
  • Total pages : 220
  • ISBN : 0807064505
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Summary : By the time of her death at age thirty-four, Lorraine Hansberry had created two electrifying masterpieces of the American theater. With A Raisin in the Sun she gave this country its most movingly authentic portrayal of black family life in the inner city. Barely five years later, with The Sign ...

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun
  • Author : Lorraine Hansberry
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 1958
  • Total pages : 151
  • ISBN : 0807064505
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Summary : An African-American family is united in love and pride as they struggle to overcome poverty and harsh living conditions, in the award-winning 1959 play about an embattled Chicago family...