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    Authors: Michiharu Shinya

    Beyond Death & Dishonour by Michiharu Shinya

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    On the 13th of November 1942, the Japanese Destroyer Akatsuki was sunk off the coast of Guadalcanal. Torpedo officer Michiharu Shinya was captured and sent to the Featherston Prisoner-of-War Camp in New Zealand.

    He arrives to a camp of 800 inmates, simmering with discontent. Tensions rise and snap; a riot breaks-out and 48 Japanese POWs are killed by gunfire from New Zealand guards.

    Shinya's personal war continues, as he struggles with the ultimate crime against Japan: to die is honour; to live is to cease to exist.

    Through the kindness of a New Zealand padre, Shinya confronts his ghosts and is changed forever.

    [This memoir was originally published as The Path from Guadalcanal by Outrigger in 1979. Beyond Death and Dishonour is a revised and updated version of that original text comissioned by the author in 2001.]

    ISBN: 0958212465

    What They're Saying:

    "Shinya's memoirs say it directly and frankly - a story of enduring interest"
    - Vincent O'Sullivan (NZ Listener)

    "This is a simply-told tale, powerful, moving, full of insight."
    - Paul Freedman (NZ Catholic)