Study of Black Consciousness in A Raisin in The Sun

Rehana Kousar, Nida Sarfraz

Abstract


This work explores Black Consciousness in A Raisin in the Sun by Hansberry. Black Consciousness elaborates an awareness of and pride in one’s identity as a black person. It analyzes A Raisin in the Sun by applying the theory of Black Consciousness under the perspective of Fanon. This study analysis the drama at three levels: sense of pride on black culture and identity, struggle against Apartheid and Blacks’ resolution to accept the challenges of White Community.


Keywords


Black Consciousness, Apartheid, Identity, Culture, A Raisin in the Sun, cross – cultural studies, diasporic, African Literature

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7575/aiac.ijalel.v.3n.4p.65

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