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Bogotá, Colombia

Roger Garfitt

‘Driving along la Séptima, the main road into the centre of Bogotá, we find ourselves blocked by a high-speed convoy’.

Driving along la Séptima, the main road into the centre of Bogotá, we find ourselves blocked by a high-speed convoy. Two Toyota Land Cruisers are shepherding a black Mercedes. One hugs its back bumper. The other sways beside it in the outside lane. Then we glimpse the roof of a third in front. The…


Roger Garfitt

Roger Garfitt was born in 1944 and has been a freelance writer ever since winning the Gregory Award in 1974. He was married to the late Frances Horovitz, whose Collected Poems he edited in 1985. From 1985 to 1992 he spent much of his time in Colombia. He now lives in Shropshire.

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