Abrahams, Peter

About Peter Abrahams

Biography (Encyclopaedia Britannica)

Biography (Black Past)

Biography (South African History Online)

Obituary (Lowrie-Chin Post)

Obituary (Times Live)

Portrait (Jamaica Observer)

Scott, David. “Preface.” Small Axe, vol. 22, no. 2, 2018

Dunn, Hopeton, S. “In Tribute to Peter Abrahams.” Critical Arts, vol. 31, no. 1, 2017

 

Interviews

Dunn, Hopeton, S. “An Interview with Peter Abrahams.” Critical Arts, vol. 25, no. 4, 2011

 

Criticism

Logan, Mawuena. “Peter Abrahams.” Critical Arts, vol. 25, no. 4, 2011

Kgomotso, Masemola. “Of Belonging and Becoming: Black Atlantic (Inter-)Cultural Memory in the Early Autobiographies of Peter Abrahams and Es’kia Mphahlele.” Current Writing, vol. 16, no. 2, 2004

Masilela, Ntongela. “Peter Abrahams in the Modern African World.” Current Writing, vol. 16, no. 2, 2004

Taylor, Dora. “Peter Abrahams.” English in Africa, vol. 29, no. 2, 2002

Green, Michael. “History, Nation, and Form in Peter Abrahams’s Wild Conquest.” Research in African Literatures, vol. 27, no. 2, 1996

Nnolim, Charles E. “The Novelist as Historian.” Approaches to the African Novel, Nnolim (ed.), 1992

Wade, Jean-Philippe. “Song of the City and Mine Boy.” Research in African Literatures, vol. 21, no. 3, 1990

Harris, Michael. “South Africa Past and Future in Peter Abrahams’ Wild Conquest.” World Literature Written in English, vol. 28, no. 1, 1988

 

Works

Autobiography/Life Writing

The Coyaba Chronicles: Reflections on the Black Experience in the 20th Century (2000)

Tell Freedom: Memories of Africa (1954)

Return to Goli (1953)

 

Novels

The View from Coyaba (1985)

This Island, Now (1966)

A Night of Their Own (1965)

A Wreath for Udomo (1956)

Wild Conquest (1951)

The Path of Thunder (1948)

Mine Boy (1946)

Song of the City (1945)

 

Short Story Collections

Dark Testament (1942)

 

Essays/Articles/Non-Fiction/Short Stories

Jamaica (1957)

 

Adaptations

The Path of Thunder. Adapted by Yuri Slonimsky (libretto), Qara Qarayev (music), Konstantin Sergejew (choreography), ballet based on the novel by Peter Abrahams, first performance 4 January 1958, Mariinsky Theatre, Saint Petersburg

Reiter der Nacht. Adapted by Ernst Hermann Meyer (composition), Günter Deicke (libretto), opera based on the novel The Path of Thunder by Peter Abrahams, first performance 17. Nov. 1973, Berlin State Opera, Berlin

 

Audio and Audiovisual Material

Peter Abrahams, A Centenary Symposium. YouTube, 5 Mar. 2019