Coming May 23, 2024, INUJINI dives into the heart of the WWII Battle of Okinawa through the eyes of three brave young girls, Shigeko, Kaori, and Yuki. Each girl confronts the harsh realities of war, yet finds strength with the help of their traditional guardian spirits, the shiisaa. It’s a tale that balances the struggles of war with the power of friendship, cultural identity, and inner strength. A journey through resilience and hope, highlighting the rich culture of the Shimanchu people of Okinawa, readers will find a compelling read that resonates with anyone seeking inspiration and courage in challenging times.
Angela Yuriko Smith is a third-generation Shimanchu-American, award-winning poet, author, and publisher with 20+ years of newspaper experience. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), two-time Bram Stoker Awards® Winner, and an HWA Mentor of the Year, she is currently serving her second term as a Trustee for the Horror Writer Association.
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