Mensooree (Welcome)

21-1 jacket.inddVoices from Okinawa is the summer 2009 issue of MANOA, an international literary journal published by the University of Hawai‘i Press. Over 200 pages long, Voices features the following:

  • three plays and an essay by Jon Shirota, a Nisei novelist and playwright born in Hawai‘i;
  • two essays by Mitsugu Sakihara, an Issei university professor and historian;
  • an interview with Seiyei Wakukawa, an Issei journalist, historian, and activist;
  • an interview with June Hiroko Arakawa, a Kibei Nisei who was a prominent community figure;
  • an essay by Philip K. Ige, a Nisei writer born in Hawai‘i; and
  • art from the Sakamaki/Hawley Collection of Hamilton Library, of the University of Hawai‘i.

To purchase a copy, please visit our order page.

This blog, Voices from Okinawa Online, has been created to bring attention tolacquerware_withstork

  • MANOA’s summer 2009 issue;
  • writing by Okinawans and Okinawan Americans; and
  • Okinawa’s literature, culture, and history.
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