Binti (Binti, #1)

Nnedi Okorafor
Her name is Binti, and she is the first of the Himba people ever to be offered a place at Oomza University, the finest institution of higher learning in the galaxy. But to accept the offer will mean giving up her place in her family to travel between the stars among strangers who do not share her ways or respect her customs. Knowledge comes at a cost, one that Binti is willing to pay, but her journey will not be easy. The world she seeks to enter has long warred with the Meduse, an alien race that has become the stuff of nightmares. Oomza University has wronged the Meduse, and Binti's stellar travel will bring her within their deadly reach. If Binti hopes to survive the legacy of a war not of her making, she will need both the the gifts of her people and the wisdom enshrined within the University, itself — but first she has to make it there, alive. PRAISE FOR BINTI "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 Punzi and From a Whisper


Reviewed: 2021-10-07
This is one amazing work of fiction. Okorafor is obviously influenced by Octavia Butler but she makes living spaceships and unfathomable technology that are completely unique and fascinating. None of that works without a compelling protagonist and storyline. Binti's story is more immersive than any in recent memory. I am looking forward to the rest of this series.
Reviewed: 2021-08-19
I liked this a lot. It was fun and I liked that it was about a young woman math genius. I think if I read this when I was a teen I would have loved this.
Reviewed: 2021-02-04
Reviewed: 2019-01-14
i normally do not like novellas. but this was dope.
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