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Book Review: A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry

I recently read the play A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, a play written in 1958. It recounts a critical moment for an African American family received a large sum of money from the father’s life insurance after his death. The hopes and dreams of each family member awakens and their perseverance in the face of adversity. The trailblazing Broadway production depicts an authentic view of African American culture. As a white person reading this, I found the introduction by Robert Nemiroff helpful in that it places the play in its historical and cultural context, and explains the significance of a couple of scenes which probably would have gone over my head otherwise. The story is highly relatable...

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