ER Braithwaite

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Birthday
27, 1920
Birthplace
Guyana
DEATH DATE
Dec 13, 2016 (96)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
27, 1920
Birthplace
Guyana
DEATH DATE
Dec 13, 2016 (96)

About

A Guyanese novelist whose works discuss racial discrimination, he is best known for To Sir, With Love. Also a diplomat, he served as the U.N. representative from Guyana and as the Guyanese ambassador to Venezuela.

Before Fame

He served as a pilot in the Royal Air Force during World War II and later studied physics at the University of Cambridge.

Trivia

His books were banned in South Africa for many decades.

Family Life

His most famous novel, To Sir, With Love, details the discrimination that he and his wife faced as a result of their interracial marriage.

Associated With

To Sir, With Love was made into a film starring Sidney Poitier.