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‘Binti’ by Nnedi Okorafor (9 Sept) ‘Binti’ by Nnedi Okorafor (9 Sept)
‘Binti’ by Nnedi Okorafor (9 Sept)

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.

 

Binti contains a good bit of stellar travels and alien warfare, so lovers of science fiction are certainly in for a thrill! Binti is a compact gem of adventure, bravery and other worlds.
Nnedi, efficiently and effectively uses the short format to create a visual, suspenseful ride. As a result, Binti’s heroism and vulnerabilities grab our attention, holding you tight until the end.

 

Nnedi Okorafor is an international award-winning novelist of African-based science fiction, fantasy and magical realism for both children and adults. Born in the United States to two Nigerian immigrant parents, Nnedi is known for weaving African culture into creative evocative settings and memorable characters.

 

Her latest works include her novel The Book of Phoenix (an Arthur C. Clarke Award finalist).

 
9 Sep, African Reading Group, Book and Kitchen, W11 1HE Free