Peter Abrahams

1919 - 2017

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Peter Henry Abrahams Deras (3 March 1919 – 18 January 2017), commonly known as Peter Abrahams, was a South African-born novelist, journalist and political commentator who in 1956 settled in Jamaica, where he lived for the rest of his life. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Peter Abrahams has received more than 170,521 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Peter Abrahams is the 1,741st most popular writer (down from 1,490th in 2019), the 34th most popular biography from South Africa (down from 30th in 2019) and the 4th most popular South African Writer.

Memorability Metrics

  • 170k

    Page Views (PV)

  • 57.26

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 41

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 7.44

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 3.13

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

Notable Works

The path of thunder
Nerve Damage
Missing his fifteen-years-dead wife while facing his own impending death from a rare respiratory disease, Roy Valois hacks into the "New York Times" to research his own future obituary and makes a shattering discovery about his late wife's true identity.
Nick Petrov was a world-famous private investigator -- until a brain trauma destroyed part of his memory and changed who he is forever. Now a killer is on the loose, looming up from a past that Nick can no longer remember.
Mine boy
A wreath for Udomo
Africa, West
Wild conquest

Page views of Peter Abrahams by language

Over the past year Peter Abrahams has had the most page views in the with 19,616 views, followed by French (8,435), and Russian (2,521). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Haitian (118.58%), Basque (67.99%), and Icelandic (53.62%)


Among writers, Peter Abrahams ranks 1,741 out of 7,302Before him are Robert de Boron, Stanisław Wyspiański, Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, William Carlos Williams, Joan Didion, and Konstantin Ushinsky. After him are Ippolita Maria Sforza, Banine, Gaius Julius Solinus, David Burliuk, Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, and Edmond Hamilton.

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Among people born in 1919, Peter Abrahams ranks 80Before him are Liberace, Christoph Probst, Joop den Uyl, George Wallace, Glafcos Clerides, and Uta Hagen. After him are Frederik Pohl, Mario Bunge, Janko Bobetko, Ernst Barkmann, Marina Ginestà, and Hermann Gmeiner. Among people deceased in 2017, Peter Abrahams ranks 112Before him are Jannis Kounellis, Félix Mourinho, Yasuyuki Kuwahara, Roger Ailes, Tobe Hooper, and Roger Pingeon. After him are Heinz Kessler, Tom Petty, Peter Mansfield, Ángel Nieto, Jiro Taniguchi, and Azzedine Alaïa.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Peter Abrahams ranks 34 out of 454Before him are Basil Rathbone (1892), Seymour Papert (1928), Jan Smuts (1870), Abba Eban (1915), Kgalema Motlanthe (1949), and Michael Levitt (1947). After him are Arnold Vosloo (1962), André Brink (1935), Cetshwayo kaMpande (1826), Kevin Carter (1960), Andries Pretorius (1798), and Rory Byrne (1944).

Among WRITERS In South Africa

Among writers born in South Africa, Peter Abrahams ranks 4Before him are J. R. R. Tolkien (1892), J. M. Coetzee (1940), and Nadine Gordimer (1923). After him are André Brink (1935), Ronald Harwood (1934), Laurence Oliphant (1829), Laurens van der Post (1906), Breyten Breytenbach (1939), Deon Meyer (1958), Ingrid Jonker (1933), and Alan Paton (1903).