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A Conversation with Sandra Cisneros


Thursday, we’re broadcasting our conversation with Latina writer and activist Sandra Cisneros, who was in Utah as a guest of the Tanner Humanities Center. Her 1984 novel The House on Mango Street has become a staple of American literature, but Cisneros says that only the “right kind” of immigrant is welcome in this country. She was born in Chicago, but it’s taken her decades to find home. Cisneros joins us to talk about heritage, identity, and how stories can be a bridge between people.

Sandra Cisneros is a novelist, essayist, and poet. Her most recent book is called A House of My Own: Stories of My Life [Independent bookstores|Amazon|Audible] Visit her website, sandracisneros.com

Cisneros was in Utah as Artist-in-Residence at the University of Utah's Tanner Humanities Center.