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Writing on Demand Hosted By Mende Smith

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World Wide Word

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Join Mende Smith as she talks to Silvio Sirias Silvio Sirias: A Nicaraguan-American, Silvio Sirias is originally from Los Angeles, where he grew up until the age of eleven. His parents then moved to Nicaragua, their country of origin. This move is, without a doubt, the most significant milestone in his life as it shaped the bicultural and bilingual way in which he perceives the world. As an adolescent living in Nicaragua, he learned that Central America is full of wondrous, and often heartbreaking, stories. During those years, the realms of politics, family life, literature, and spirituality became of particular interest to him. After graduating from high school, Sirias returned to Los Angeles to attend college. He fell in love with the study of literature and eventually received a doctorate in Spanish from the University of Arizona. For several years afterward he worked as a professor of Spanish and