KTEP - El Paso, Texas

WORDS ON A WIRE: Javier Zamora

Javier Zamora was born in La Herradura, El Salvador in 1990. In 1999, Javier migrated through Guatemala, Mexico, and eventually the Sonoran Desert. Before a coyote abandoned his group in Oaxaca, Javier managed to make it to Arizona with the aid of other migrants. We visit with Zamora to discuss his first full-length collection, Unaccompanied, which explores how immigration and the civil war have impacted his family. 

Aired December 31, 2017