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Employees of the national Library today commemorated the life and work of Guyanese Novelist, writer, teacher and Diplomat, Edwin Ricardo Braithwaite

Braithwaite’s numerous writings have primarily dealt with the difficulties of being an educated black man, a black teacher, and simply a human being in inhumane circumstances.

His first book to Sir With Love which was published in 1959, was expressed in a film starring Sidney Poitier. He went on to write novels such as ‘Paid servant’,  ‘A Kind of Home-coming’, ‘Relucant Neighbours’ and ‘Honorary White’.

E.R. Braithwaite was a student of Queens College and the City College of New York. He went on to attend the University of Cambridge in1949, from which he earned a bachelor’s degree and a doctorate in physics.

Apart from writing novels on life experiences he wrote and published books in science.

A portrait of Edward Ricardo Braithwaite painted by Rondel Best was unveiled  at the ceremony.

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