Lorraine Hansberry





Lorraine Hansberry

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born
in Chicago, The United States
May 19, 1930

died
January 12, 1965

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Average rating: 3.69 · 42,039 ratings · 1,591 reviews · 20 distinct works · Similar authors
A Raisin in the Sun
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 39,284 ratings — published 1959 — 45 editions
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A Raisin in the Sun and The...
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A Raisin in the Sun: The Un...
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Les Blancs: The Collected L...
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Sign In Sidney Brustein's W...
3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 44 ratings — published 1965 — 6 editions
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The Movement: Documentary o...
4.38 of 5 stars 4.38 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 1964 — 2 editions
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A Raisin in the Sun
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More books by Lorraine Hansberry…
“The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all, is inevitably that which must also make you lonely.”
Lorraine Hansberry

“There is always something left to love. And if you ain’t learned that, you ain’t learned nothing.”
Lorraine Hansberry

“Beneatha: Love him? There is nothing left to love.

Mama: There is always something left to love. And if you ain't learned that, you ain't learned nothing. (Looking at her) Have you cried for that boy today? I don't mean for yourself and for the family 'cause we lost the money. I mean for him: what he been through and what it done to him. Child, when do you think is the time to love somebody the most? When they done good and made things easy for everybody? Well then, you ain't through learning - because that ain't the time at all. It's when he's at his lowest and can't believe in hisself 'cause the world done whipped him so! when you starts measuring somebody, measure him right, child, measure him right. Make sure you done taken into account what hills and valleys he come through before he got to wherever he is.”
Lorraine Hansberry, A Raisin in the Sun