Akutagawa Prize–winner and activist Shun Medoruma was born in Okinawa. He has written unique novels that are based on Okinawan nature, history, and climate, focusing especially on the Battle of Okinawa and memories of that war experience. Medoruma often expresses his strong anti-base political views through his articles in the local newspapers—and in his blog.
Titles by Author
In the Woods of Memory
by Shun Medoruma, Translated by Takuma Sminkey, Afterword by Kyle Ikeda
A powerful and thought-provoking novel that raises important questions about World War II, war memory, and US imperialism and blowback.