abrahams: the unsung hero of african letters

I read his Mine Boy many, many years ago. There still lingers another book by Peter Abrahams on my shelves, in the top lefthand corner where the books by the authors beginning with an ‘A’ start the row.

But what has been his role in the world of African literature? Has he been forgotten? Eclipsed by people like Achebe and Soyinka?

Read more about Peter Abrahams.  

Having celebrated his 95th birthday last March, Peter Abrahams is easily Africa’s oldest writer of international repute. As early as the 1950s and 60s, Abrahams had earned international recognition as the first major African writer to be published in the mainstream British and American circuits. ILLUSTRATION | JOHN NYAGAH

 

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I enjoy reading about Africa. New books. Old books. By African writers. By non-African writers. Novel. History. Travel. Biographies. Autobiographies. Politics. Colonialism. Poetry.

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