Binti

Binti

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A year after enrolling in Oomza University and uniting two warring planets, Binti must return to Earth to face her family and elders with Okwu, her friend from Meduse.

McMillan Palgrave

The thrilling sequel to the Hugo and Nebula-winning Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

It’s been a year since Binti and Okwu enrolled at Oomza University. A year since Binti was declared a hero for uniting two warring planets. A year since she found friendship in the unlikeliest of places.

And now she must return home to her people, with her friend Okwu by her side, to face her family and face her elders.

But Okwu will be the first of his race to set foot on Earth in over a hundred years, and the first ever to come in peace.

After generations of conflict can human and Meduse ever learn to truly live in harmony?


Praise for Nnedi Okorafor:

"Binti is a supreme read about a sexy, edgy Afropolitan in space! It's a wondrous combination of extra-terrestrial adventure and age-old African diplomacy. Unforgettable!" - Wanuri Kahiu, award winning Kenyan film director of Pumzi and From a Whisper

"A perfect dove-tailing of tribal and futuristic, of sentient space ships and ancient cultural traditions, Binti was a beautiful story to read.” – Little Red Reviewer


Binti is a wonderful and memorable coming of age story which, to paraphrase Lord of the Rings, shows that one girl can change the course of the galaxy.” – Geek Syndicate


Binti packs a punch because it is such a rich, complex tale of identity, both personal and cultural… and like all of Nnedi Okorafor’s works, this one is also highly, highly recommended.” – Kirkus Reviews


"There's more vivid imagination in a page of Nnedi Okorafor's work than in whole volumes of ordinary fantasy epics." -Ursula Le Guin


"Okorafor's impressive inventiveness never flags." - Gary K. Wolfe on Lagoon



Publisher: New York : Tom Doherty Associates, 2017
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780765393111
Branch Call Number: SciFic Okorafor
Characteristics: 164 pages ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: Home

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Sequel to Binti. A year after entering the university, Binti must return home, accompanied by a new friend, to face her family and elders


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JCLJoshN Jun 19, 2017

This is such a great series! What I said about the first book goes for this one, too, only more so: Gorgeous, intriguing, highly-imaginative SF. Weird in all the best ways. Absolutely stunning. A third book is coming out in September and I can. Not. Wait.

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shayshortt
Feb 28, 2017

Although Nnedi Okorafor begins Home with a fight, for the most part, it is a quieter affair than the first Binti novella, focusing on interpersonal relationships, including social and familial constructs and traditions. The character and world-building in Home may be stronger than the action, but the pace picks up in the last five percent of the book, heading towards a cliff-hanger ending that promises a more eventful third installment in the Binti series.

Full review: https://shayshortt.com/2017/02/28/binti-home/

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Feb 28, 2017

Having succeeded in negotiating a tentative peace between the Meduse and Oomza Uni after the attack on the Third Fish transport, Binti and Okwu have settled in as students on the university planet. Binti is supposed to be a master harmonizer, but ever since the attack, she has been experiencing violent mood swings, feeling almost uncontrollable flashes of anger that have convinced her she is unclean. To purge herself, Binti decides it is time to travel home, and make the traditional Himba women’s pilgrimage. But returning to Earth will mean making her first space trip since the attack, and facing up to the consequences of defying tradition when she chose to leave her family behind to attend university.

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Feb 28, 2017

Tribal hatred lived, even in Oomza Uni. And today that hatred, after simmering for a year, was coming to a head.

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