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E.R. Braithwaite: To Sir, With Love!

By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine


E.R. Braithwaite – 1962

We had to read the book in school. Many of us were fascinated to learn that a Guyanese had written the book ‘To Sir, With Love’ and that it was made into a movie as well. When the movie was shown in Georgetown politicians and other dignitaries turned out and Guyana was on the map for the right reasons.

The author E.R. Braithwaite recalled his experiences while teaching in a school in London’s East End. An account that involved a black teacher in a classroom of white unruly students has the ingredients of a good story and Brathwaite told it in an easy reading style in which the reader could connect. The fact that it was made into a movie was an added bonus.

Read more: E.R. Brathwaite- To Sir, With Love!  

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  • Deen  On December 28, 2016 at 9:02 am

    E. R. Braithwaithe is forever etched in the literary shrine of Guyana and perhaps the world, not only because of his book, “To Sir with Love,” but also because the movie and the song associated with it. Guyana, as a small country, has been blessed with many notable writers, but E. R. Braithwaithe is the most famous. His one book resonated with the world as a classic movie and a hit song.

  • Francis Quamina Farrier  On December 30, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    My mentor and friend of over fifty years, Dr. ER Braithwaite, CCH, helped and shaped me into the person who I am.

  • Clyde Duncan  On December 31, 2016 at 3:27 am

    To Sir With LOVE …..

  • Clyde Duncan  On December 31, 2016 at 3:29 am

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