Imani Perry on The Life of Lorraine Hansberry

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Bram & Bluma Appel Salon

Toronto Reference Library

789 Yonge Street

Toronto, Ontario M4W 2G8

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Imani Perry is the Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. She is the author of several books, most recently Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry.

Exploring the inspiration behind Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun, Perry also uncovers the playwright's fight against racism and homophobia. This is a revealing portrait of one of the most gifted and charismatic, yet least understood, Black artists and intellectuals of the twentieth century.

Hear Imani Perry discuss her powerful biography of Lorraine Hansberrya life full of creation, tragically cut short. In conversation with Ravi Jain.

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