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"With Shakespeare and poetry, a new world was born. New dreams, new desires, a self consciousness was born. I desired to know to know myself in terms of the new standards set by these books." -- Peter Abrahams
Peter Abrahams (born March 3, 1919) is a South African novelist.

His father was from Ethiopia and his mother was classified by South Africa as a mixed race person, a "Kleurling" or Coloured. He was born in Vrededorp, nearby Johannesburg, but left South Africa in 1939. He worked first as a sailor, and then as a journalist in London, at which time, he lived with his wife, Daphne, at Loughton. Whilst in London, he met several important black leaders and writers, such as Jomo Kenyatta. He then settled in Jamaica in 1956. One of South Africa's most prominent black writers, his work deals with political and social issues, especially with racism. His novel, Mine Boy (1946), one of the first works to bring him to critical attention, and his memoir Tell Freedom (1954) deal in part with apartheid. His other works include the story collection Dark Testament (1942) and the novels The Path of Thunder (1948), A Wreath for Udomo (1956), A Night of Their Own (1965), the Jamaica-set This Island Now (1966, the only one of his novels not set in Africa) and The View from Coyaba (1985). He also wrote This Island Now, which speaks to the ways power and money can change most people's perspectives.

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Total Books: 228
The Outlaws of Sherwood Street Giving to the Poor
2014 - The Outlaws of Sherwood Street Giving to the Poor (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780147511508
ISBN-10: 014751150X
Genre: Children's Books
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The Outlaws of Sherwood Street Stealing from the Rich
2013 - The Outlaws of Sherwood Street Stealing From the Rich (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780142424384
ISBN-10: 0142424382
Genre: Children's Books
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Down the Rabbit Hole
2012 - Down the Rabbit Hole (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781406330700
ISBN-10: 1406330701
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Robbie Forester and the Outlaws of Sherwood Street
2012 - Robbie Forester and the Outlaws of Sherwood Street (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780399255021
ISBN-10: 0399255028
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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The Illustrated Human Anatomy
2011 - The Illustrated Human Anatomy (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781435104150
ISBN-10: 1435104153
Genre: Science & Math
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Quacky Baseball
2011 - Quacky Baseball (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780061229787
ISBN-10: 0061229784
Genre: Children's Books
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Crying Wolf
2010 - Crying Wolf (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781441841193
ISBN-10: 1441841199
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A Perfect Crime
2010 - A Perfect Crime (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781441840899
ISBN-10: 1441840893
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Their Wildest Dreams
2010 - Their Wildest Dreams (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781441840417
ISBN-10: 1441840419
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The Tutor
2010 - The Tutor (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781441839985
ISBN-10: 1441839984
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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Reality Check
2010 - Reality Check (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780061227684
ISBN-10: 0061227684
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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Bullet Point
2010 - Bullet Point (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780061227691
ISBN-10: 0061227692
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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The Mejai
2010 - The Mejai (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781847286550
ISBN-10: 1847286550
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Up All Night
2009 - Up All Night (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780061370786
ISBN-10: 0061370789
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
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120 Diseases
2009 - 120 Diseases (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781906626389
ISBN-10: 1906626383
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Physiology
2009 - Physiology (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781906626396
ISBN-10: 1906626391
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Atlas of the Human Body
2009 - Atlas of the Human Body (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781906626402
ISBN-10: 1906626405
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Reality Check
2009 - Reality Check [Laura Geringer Books] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780061227677
ISBN-10: 0061227676
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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2009 - Into the Dark [Echo Falls Mystery] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
Into the Dark
2009 - Into the Dark [Echo Falls Mystery] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780060737108
ISBN-10: 0060737107
Genre: Children's Books
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Delusion
2009 - Delusion (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780061138003
ISBN-10: 0061138002
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4.1/5 Stars.
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Physiology All You Need to Know about How Your Body Works
2009 - Physiology All You Need to Know About How Your Body Works (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781905704644
ISBN-10: 190570464X
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Science & Math
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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2007 - Behind the Curtain [Echo Falls, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2006 - Behind the Curtain Cd [Echo Falls Mysteries] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2005 - Mine Boy [Macmillan Reader] (Paperback)
2003 - Their Wildest Dreams [Audio Cassette - Unabridged] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
2000 - Crying Wolf [Audio Cassette - Unabridged] (Audio Cassette)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
1996 - The Fan (Paperback)
1993 - Revolution Number 9 [Revolution] (Paperback)Paperback
1993 - The Human Body [Human Body Books] (Hardcover)
1992 - Revolution 9 a Thriller [Revolution] (Hardcover)
1990 - Wild Conquest [Panafrica Library] (Paperback)Paperback
Bullet Point 7 Cds [Complete & Unabridged Audio Work] (Audio CD)
Atlasul Corpului Uman [Romanian Edition] (Paperback)