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A just memory of unintelligible life: “Speak, Okinawa”

I’m struggling to write this review. Prior to February 2021, if you searched Amazon for books on “Okinawa,” you’d face a deluge of titles related to World War II: Bloody Okinawa, Crucible of Hell, Descent...

Okinawan Princess reclaims the power of a forbidden cultural practice in Okinawan culture

I’m a hapa haole Uchinanchu, born and raised in Portland, Oregon by a Montana-bred haole/white mother and a Hawai’i-bred Uchinanchu/Okinawan father. I am three generations removed from Uchinaaguchi, our indigenous language, two generations removed...