Imani Perry, author of Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry (Beacon, 2018) offers a meditation on a Hansberry self-portrait for Lapham Quarterly that Perry came across in her research at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the New York Public Library.
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Playwright Branden Jacobs-Jenkins reviews Imani Perry’s recent book, noting that, “…Looking for Lorraine is something between a fan’s notes and an academic monograph, less an unpacking of the archive to reveal the life than an exercise in putting the archive in historical context. Its strongest chapters — on “A Raisin in the Sun” and Lorraine’s coming into her own as a public intellectual — are masterly syntheses of research and analysis.
Janice Rhosalle Littlejohn interviews Imani Perry about her recent book, Looking for Lorraine, for the Los Angeles Review of Books:
Karen Grigsby Bates from the Code Switch team reflects on the book she’s reading for Morning Edition on National Public radio: Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine in interview with biographer Imani Perry.
With permission by Beacon Press, the Paris Review published an excerpt from Imani Perry’s Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry (Beacon Press, 2018)
Beacon Press announces the publication of Imani Perry’s Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry.
Here's an excerpt from Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry, where author Imani Perry probes James Baldwin and Lorriane Hansberry’s relationship—“a deep, years-long intellectual partnership went beyond their shared identity as queer black writers.”
Eugene Holly Jr. interviews Imani Perry in anticipation of her forthcoming book, Looking for Lorraine: The Radiant and Radical Life of Lorraine Hansberry.
On March 22, 2018, the Lorraine Hansberry Literary Trust and the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture will co-present Lorraine Hansberry: Reimagining Biography. The four panelists will share how they navigated the feminisms, intersectionalities, political, and private-public voicings that shaped Hansberry’s life in their biographical treatments of the artist, activist, and public intellectual.
Over the last two weeks we have been sharing information about the Lorraine Hansberry: Reimagining Biography panel participants as well as information about the Lorraine Hansberry Papers, held at the Schomburg Center. Today we are sharing the essay used for the liner notes for the 1971 cast recording of To Be Young, Gifted, and Black (Caedmon records, TRS 342) written by Lorraine Hansberry’s ex-husband and executor of the Lorraine Hansberry estate, Robert Nemiroff.