978-613-8-91885-1

A Raisin in the Sun

A Postcolonial Reading of Lorraine Hansberry's Drama

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Summary:

Lorraine Hansberry’s dramas are skillful dramatic reflections of the sufferings working class African American families tolerated in the racist and materialist culture of the United States. Many critics regard them as the best representative of African American culture and identity. Of course they do not treat human identity categorically, and exploit a various sense of human and racial identity. In this study, therefore, the researcher navigates the linguistic schemata of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun to make clear the signifying function of its language as stimulus of racial consciousness. This play is studied from a linguistic perspective to see how language enables the process of signifying and how African and American identities are in a permanent process of mutual renovation.

Author:

Maryam Jalalifarahani

Biographie:

Maryam Jalalifarahani holds a PhD in English Literature. She is an assistant Professor at Taft Islamic Azad University Iran and is interested in postcolonial literature specifically African American literature. She has some publications regarding this area of study.

Number of Pages:

88

Book language:

English

Published On:

2019-12-06

ISBN:

978-613-8-91885-1

Publishing House:

Scholars' Press

Keywords:

African American Literature, Modern Drama, Africa, Criticism, Postcolonialism, Henry Louis Gates

Product category:

LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Literacy