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 124,881 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 37 in 2019). Peter Abrahams is the 1,711th most popular writer (down from 1,314th in 2019), the 33rd most popular biography from South Africa (down from 26th in 2019) and the 5th most popular South African Writer.

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Among writers, Peter Abrahams ranks 1,711 out of 5,794Before him are Denis Fonvizin, E. E. Cummings, Jean de Meun, Pierre Reverdy, Arnaldur Indriðason, and Augustin Barruel. After him are Terry Brooks, Sabino Arana, Karin Boye, Tanya Savicheva, Thomas Keneally, and Eino Leino.

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Among people born in 1919, Peter Abrahams ranks 75Before him are René Barrientos, Mario Bunge, Donald J. Cram, Kiichi Miyazawa, José Villalonga Llorente, and Frederik Pohl. After him are Teruo Nakamura, Hermann Gmeiner, François Périer, P. F. Strawson, Rubén González, and Abdel Hakim Amer. Among people deceased in 2017, Peter Abrahams ranks 108Before him are Magdalena Abakanowicz, Loalwa Braz, Dick Bruna, Violet Brown, Jannis Kounellis, and Don Rickles. After him are Tomas Milian, Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Christine Keeler, Pierre Henry, John Heard, and George Young.

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In South Africa

Among people born in South Africa, Peter Abrahams ranks 33 out of 312Before him are Seymour Papert (1928), D. F. Malan (1874), Michael Levitt (1947), André Brink (1935), Arnold Vosloo (1962), and Abba Eban (1915). After him are Cetshwayo kaMpande (1826), Kgalema Motlanthe (1949), Basil Rathbone (1892), Louis Botha (1862), John Vorster (1915), and Andries Pretorius (1798).

Among WRITERS In South Africa

Among writers born in South Africa, Peter Abrahams ranks 5Before him are J. R. R. Tolkien (1892), J. M. Coetzee (1940), Nadine Gordimer (1923), and André Brink (1935). After him are Elsa Joubert (1922), Ronald Harwood (1934), Laurens van der Post (1906), Breyten Breytenbach (1939), Alan Paton (1903), Ingrid Jonker (1933), and Deon Meyer (1958).