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Dec 13, 2021
Mishma Nixon

Mishma Nixon’s love of literature and writing led her from Sri Lanka to Iowa. Her time at the Writing University cemented her love of children’s books.

Story: Emily Nelson

Photography: Justin Torner

It can be difficult for any parent to drop their child off at college for the first time. And when you’re leaving that child half a world away, it can be even more stressful. But Mishma Nixon says being in Iowa City and on the University of Iowa campus put her parents at ease ...