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This novel is a tribute to the Shimanchu people of Okinawa Prefecture, exploring the culture, history, and ongoing struggles. The story resonates with themes of connection, resilience, and the enduring human spirit.

On a poignant journey through the bleak landscape of World War II, INUJINI intertwines the lives of three resilient young girls – Shigeko, Kaori, and Yuki. Set on the war-torn island of Okinawa (formerly known as the Ryūkyū Kingdom), each girl confronts the unforgiving realities of war, loss, and transformation.

Their paths connect, forging a bond of sisterhood strengthened by adversity and the guidance of their shiisaas. Together, they navigate the challenges of war, finding strength in each other and within themselves. INUJINI culminates in an uplifting conclusion, celebrating the enduring power of friendship, resilience, and the transformative influence of community.

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By Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is a third-generation Ryukyuan-American, award-winning poet, author, and publisher with 20+ years in newspapers. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), two-time Bram Stoker Awards® Winner, and HWA Mentor of the Year, she shares Authortunities, a free weekly calendar of author opportunities at

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