E. R. Braithwaite

Guyanese writer
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Edward Ricardo Braithwaite (June 27, 1912 – December 12, 2016) was a Guyanese novelist, writer, teacher, and diplomat. He is best known for his stories of social conditions and racial discrimination against black people.

E. R. Braithwaite photo taken by Carl Van Vechten, 1962

He is the author of the 1959 autobiographical novel To Sir, With Love which was made into a 1967 movie, To Sir, with Love, starring Sidney Poitier.

Braithwaite was born in Georgetown, Guyana.[1] He died on December 12, 2016 at a hospital in Rockville, Maryland from complications of a heart attack at the age of 104.


  1. Manchester, CT, Community College News Archive, February 3, 200.6

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