Southern Exposure is the first anthology of Okinawan literature to appear in English translation, and it appears at a propitious time. Although Okinawa Prefecture comprises only one percent of Japan's population, its writers have been winning a dis
"This anthology is a wonderful introduction to modern Okinawa not only for the student of Japanese literature or regional culture. Each of the translations is designed to help the western reader to understand the cultural background in an unobtrusive way.
Editor: Molasky, Michael; Rabson, Steve;Michael Molasky
is associate professor of Japanese literature at University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Steve Rabson
is associate professor of Japanese at Brown University.