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E. R. Braithwaite

AKA Edward Ricardo Braithwaite

Born: 27-Jun-1912 [1]
Birthplace: Georgetown, British Guiana
Died: 12-Dec-2016
Location of death: Rockville, MD [2]
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: Guyana
Executive summary: To Sir, with Love

Military service: RAF (1941-45)

[1] Caribbean Writers: A Bio-Bibliographical-Critical Encyclopedia‎ (1979), and James Vinson, Contemporary Novelists (1972). Other sources give 1920 or 1922 as his year of birth.

[2] Adventist HealthCare Shady Grove Medical Center, Rockville, MD.

Wife: Sibyl Allen (div., five children)
Girlfriend: Genevieve Ast ("Ginette", listed as "companion", until his death)

    High School: Queen's College, Guyana
BS, City College of New York (1940)
    University: MSc Physics, Caius College, Cambridge University (1949)
    University: University of London

    Guyanese Ambassador to Venezuela (1968-69)
    Guyanese Ambassador to the United Nations (1967-68)
    UNESCO Lecturer and Consultant, Paris (1963-66)
    World Veterans' Foundation Human Rights Officer, Paris (1960-63)

Author of books:
To Sir, With Love (1959, memoir)
A Kind of Homecoming (1962)
Paid Servant (1962, memoir)
Choice of Straws (1965, novel)

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