‘To Sir with Love Author’ E.R Braithwaite is a Special Person

Guyanese novelist E.R. Braithwaite awarded Cacique Crown of Honour

‘To Sir with Love’ Author E.R Braithwaite is a Special Person


By Michael Jordan

 “It sold very well in England because they rushed to a second printing because of the demand. For a long time I had the feeling that it was not real; for a while I would wake up and find I was dreaming. The newspapers were calling me for interviews. And the book seemed to have a life of its own…it seemed to teach all the right points to people who had an interest in the lives of young people.”

His life sounds like an implausible Hollywood script:  Black youth seeks fortune in foreign land; gets teaching job in tough white neighbourhood… then turns his experiences into a bestselling book and a blockbuster movie.

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  • DMITRI ALLICOCK  On 08/27/2012 at 5:01 pm

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  • needybad4u - Leonard Dabydeen  On 08/27/2012 at 5:02 pm

    Great gesture of appreciation for the auhtor and his best-seller book. More of this kind of gesture needed for our Guyanese people who have made valuable contribution to arts and culture.Thank you, Mr. President !

  • DMITRI ALLICOCK  On 08/27/2012 at 5:05 pm

    Well said. A great Guyanese and well done Mr President.

  • Deen  On 08/27/2012 at 6:04 pm

    A great and modest man with a wonderful life story. Mr. E.R. Braithwaite is indeed one of the luminaries of Guyana. The distinction of being recognized with Guyana’s Cacique Crown of Honor was well deserved. Congratulations Mr. Braithwaite on your award and belated best wishes. to you, “Sir,” on your 100th Birthday. May you have many more years of good health and happiness.

  • george imhoff  On 09/01/2012 at 10:13 pm

    Take a bow!

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