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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 149,517 page views. His biography is available in 40 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Peter Abrahams is the 1,500th most popular writer (up from 1,710th in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from South Africa (up from 33rd in 2019) and the 4th most popular South African Writer.

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  • 40

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 8.10

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  • 2.86

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Among writers, Peter Abrahams ranks 1,500 out of 5,755Before him are Consuelo de Saint-Exupéry, François de Malherbe, Georges Duhamel, Gampopa, Mikhail Saltykov-Shchedrin, and Gottfried von Strassburg. After him are Håkan Nesser, Michael Moorcock, Nicholas Sparks, Mehmet Akif Ersoy, Raymond Roussel, and Li Qingzhao.

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Among people born in 1919, Peter Abrahams ranks 67Before him are René Barrientos, Ernst Barkmann, Bob Paisley, Valentino Mazzola, Archduke Rudolf of Austria, and Kiichi Miyazawa. After him are Wolfgang Wagner, Liberace, Maurice Herzog, Charles Sweeney, François Périer, and Merce Cunningham. Among people deceased in 2017, Peter Abrahams ranks 95Before him are Kim Jong-nam, Paolo Villaggio, Tobe Hooper, Tomas Milian, Richard, 6th Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, and René Préval. After him are Bruce McCandless II, Bill Paxton, Yisrael Kristal, Azzedine Alaïa, Jannis Kounellis, and Magdalena Abakanowicz.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Peter Abrahams ranks 30 out of 374Before him are Michael Levitt (1947), Steve Biko (1946), Jan Smuts (1870), Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (1936), Seymour Papert (1928), and D. F. Malan (1874). After him are Abba Eban (1915), Basil Rathbone (1892), Kgalema Motlanthe (1949), Kevin Carter (1960), André Brink (1935), and Arnold Vosloo (1962).

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), Breyten Breytenbach (1939), Laurence Oliphant (1829), Ronald Harwood (1934), Laurens van der Post (1906), Deon Meyer (1958), Alan Paton (1903), and Ingrid Jonker (1933).