Lorraine Hansberry is a celebrated African American playwright whose impetus compels her to carry forward her vision through writing. Her widely acclaimed play A Raisin in the Sun is fraught with the theme of the Younger family's experience of moving into all-white neighborhood and the war of the trembling silence against white people. This book provides a detailed analysis on the journey of Hansberry's life from childhood to her career. Further the struggle for equality, deferred dreams, the social and economic intricacies experienced by Africans on American land affecting the human relationships, shunning the stereotypical mummy attitude of 1950s, the male backlash, the voice of justice against oppression, women towards higher self are the various themes the book deals with. The book is truly a window into the lines of African Americans in the 1950s with the special emphasis on the growing militant moods of Mama Lena Younger, Walter, Beneatha and Ruth in the play.