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Dathorne, Oscar Ronald (1934-2007) | University of Miami Finding Aids

Name: Dathorne, Oscar Ronald (1934-2007)


Historical Note: Oscar Ronald Dathorne (November 19, 1934 – December 18, 2007) was a Guyanese educator, novelist, poet and critic and the eldest brother of the Canadian writer Lynette Dathorne. Born in Georgetown, Guyana he attended Queen’s College prior to his parents moving the family to England in 1953. He attended the University of Sheffield obtaining his BA, English in 1958 later completing his MA in 1960 and PhD, English, in 1966.  Dr. Dathorne was a pioneer of Black Studies in the U.S. and was a professor at the University of Miami in the 1980s.






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