Dear subscriber. I was delighted and honoured to receive an M.B.E. in the recent Queens Honours List https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/queens-new-years-honours-2020-3683178  I wrote these words to convey my feelings Reclaiming Empire Many thanks to those well wishes from family, friends and supporters who have helped me to achieve my M.B.E. I’m truly humbled and wouldn’t have got here without […]

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Roger is pleased to announce he has been a made an Associate Director at TRACE a part the Paper Nations and will be Independently chairing their governance group working with Professor Bambo Soyinka Paper Nations is a creative writing incubator based at Bath Spa. They are a team of writers and researchers, working with other […]

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Why Black History Month Matters   ‘If a race has no History it has no worthwhile tradition. It becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of being exterminated.’  So said Dr Carter G Woodson who is the originator of Black History Month (BHM) across the African Diaspora. […]

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Roger was delighted to be selected as a contributor for the Home for heroes series by Festival of Ideas alongside BBC TV author and historian David Olusoga and MP Alan Johnson by the Festival of Ideas season. He writes ‘it was probably my most difficult composition yet and deeply personal and emotive a journey I […]

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Roger will be hosting Urban Word Collective at Bradley Stoke Library, Fiddlers Wood Lane, Bradley Stoke, South Gloucestershire, BS32 9BS – 22nd October 2019 7.30-9.30  Get your FREE ticket here http://bit.ly/UWCSGREN breaking news the event will be opened by Bradley Stoke Mayor Tom Aditya South Gloucestershire Race Equality Network and South Gloucestershire Council present Urban Word […]

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To mark Black History Month 2019 LibrariesWest have launched a reading list featuring books chosen by Roger Griffith (@rogerg44 ), a successful West of England author, social entrepreneur and local radio personality. The book list features authors from around the world featuring writers lived experience. Roger has selected, biographies, poetry, history, current affairs and books […]

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Celebrating Windrush Day and achievements of the pioneers who came to rebuild Britain after World War Two and laid the foundations for future generations in business, politics, sport, music, culture and more Mum and Dad in London circa 1970. Find out the background to that journey in my book http://bit.ly/1OtBQGM or https://amzn.to/2xajHw0

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MORE THAN JUST A GAME AN ODE TO THE CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FINAL 2019 SPURS VS LIVERPOOL These two clubs forged from working class stock Today both seek glory from that beautiful big-eared pot. Many believe the semi-final drama is far from complete As the teams prepare to expunge the bitter taste of recent defeat. In […]

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