Great intro into Africanfuturism
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I haven't read much sci-fi but this book is absolutely top. Okorafor blends African culture, history and art with space travel and mathematics - an intoxicating mix that makes for one of the most creative and captivating experiences. Binti, who is from the Himba people, is invited to the galaxy's most prestigious school, the O... I haven't read much sci-fi but this book is absolutely top. Okorafor blends African culture, history and art with space travel and mathematics - an intoxicating mix that makes for one of the most creative and captivating experiences. Binti, who is from the Himba people, is invited to the galaxy's most prestigious school, the Oomza University. She leaves her village without her family's permission, boarding a spaceship and ending up in the middle of a galactic conflict, where she has to survive. Can she safe herself and stop a conflict and bloodshed with her intelligence and kindness? The only bad thing about this book is that it's short. Thankfully, there's a movie in the works!
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The thrilling sequel to the Hugo and Nebula-winning Binti by Nnedi Okorafor, and a finalist for the 2018 Hugo and Nommo Awards
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?
The Binti Series
Book 1: Binti
Book 2: Binti: Home
Book 3: Binti: The Night Masquerade
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