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Abrahams, Peter, 1919-2017

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  • Fuller Name

    • Peter Henry
  • Variants

    • Abrahams Deras, Peter Henry, 1919-2017
    • Abrahams, Peter Henry, 1919-2017
    • Abrakhams, P. (Piter), 1919-2017
    • Abrakhams, Piter, 1919-2017
    • Deras, Peter Henry Abrahams, 1919-2017
    • Ya-po-la-han, Pi-te, 1919-2017
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    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: Radio Jamaica
    • Birth Place

        Vrededorp (South Africa)
    • Associated Locale

        Kingston (Jamaica)
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        South Africa
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  • Sources

    • found: His Dark testament, 1942.
    • found: His Hsien kei Wu-to-mo ti hua huan, 1984:t.p. (Pi-te Ya-po-la-han)
    • found: His Zhivushchie v nochi, 1986:t.p. (Piter Abrakhams)
    • found: A wreath for Udomo, 1971:t.p. (Peter Abrahams) cover p. 4 (b. in South Africa; now lives in Jamaica)
    • found: Karaev, K. 1-i︠a︡ si︠u︡ita iz baleta "Tropoi︠u︡ groma" [SR] 1962?:label (P. Abrakhams)
    • found: Britannica academic edition (online), viewed Aug. 29, 2013(Peter Abrahams, in full Peter Henry Abrahams; b. Mar. 19, 1919 in Vrededorp near Johannesburg; most prolific of South Africa's black prose writers; left South Africa at age 20, settling in Britain and then Jamaica (late 1950s), was editor of the West Indian Economist and took charge of the radio news network, West Indian News, until 1964 when he focused again on writing)
    • found: South African history online website, viewed Aug. 29, 2013(Peter Henry Abrahams Deras (Peter Abrahams))
    • found: Dictionary of African Biography, accessed via The Oxford African American Studies Center online database, July 30, 2014:(Abrahams, Peter Henry; poet, essayist, fiction writer, print journalist; born 19 March 1919 in Johannesburg, South Africa, later became an adopted citizen of Britain; worked in the office of the Pathfinders, the black section of the racially segregated Boy Scout movement; left South Africa in 1939, taking a job as a stoker on a steamship; arrived in London in 1940; in the middle of 1955 he was commissioned by the Corona Library to write a book on Jamaica; before leaving for the Caribbean, briefly went to the United States; in 1958 he began to "broadcast a daily five-minute news commentary on Radio Jamaica," work that he was involved in until 1999)
    • found: New York times WWW site, viewed Jan. 23, 2017(in obituary published Jan. 22: Peter Abrahams; b. Peter Henry Abrahams Deras, Mar. 3, 1919, Vrededorp, South Africa; d. Wednesday [Jan. 18, 2017], Kingston, Jamaica, aged 97; South African writer whose journalism and novels explored, with sensitivity and passion, the injustices of apartheid and the complexities of racial politics; spent most of his adult life in Britain, France, and Jamaica, but his moral center of gravity was located in the country he left at the age of 20)
  • LC Classification

    • PR9265.9.A2
  • Change Notes

    • 1982-03-25: new
    • 2020-06-23: revised
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