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A Raisin in the Sun: The Impacts of Racial Segregation and Identity Crisis
AbstractThe article is an effort to reflect the phenomenon of racial discrimination and identity crisis in Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun. The play foregrounds the problems of binary power relations, institutional discrimination and ghettoization for Black community in America. The paper aims to understand the core issues Black community faced during 1960s and the ways they adopted to resist the suppression and humiliation in White society. The research is Qualitative in approach employed the theoretical framework of Homi K. Bhabha’s theory of Identity Crisis in terms of Hybridity, Unhomeliness and Third space. The paper concludes that Racism is the root cause for disillusionment, deterioration and destabilized Post-Colonial identities of Blacks living in American land.
- Yumna Khatoon
- Lecturer, Department of English, Federal University of Arts, Science & Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan