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... show more
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.
Publish date: 2015-09-22
Pages no: 96
Edition language: English
Series: Binti (#1)
Well I will say that this and the next two books in this series are fairly short. So if you are interested in some science fiction with African origins this may be a nice little series to read if you get time. I did like this story, but thought the world-building could have been done a little bit be...
One of the things that keeps me reading Science Fiction is its ability not just to help me imagine possible futures but to look differently at the present. "Binti", which won both the Hugo and Nebula awards for best novella, is an excellent example of a new wave of Future-Africa science fiction that...
Young Binti comes from an insular people (the Himba) who are dedicated to their land, their rituals, and science. She is the first of her people to be excepted to this big university and she’s willing to leave the bosom of her people to go experience this thing called ‘higher learning’. I really lik...
My first experience with Nnedi Okorafor was her novel Lagoon. To say that I wasn't impressed would be to put it mildly. That book made lots of promises and barely followed through on any of them. So, needless to say, it wasn't the best first impression that an author could make. I didn't know after ...
Not my cup of tea. Reading this for Diverse Voices square for Halloween Bingo. This is a short book. First quarter of the book is Binti internal dialogue on leving home for the firat time. The only way the readers know it is a sci-fi book is that he run away in a flying shuttle and landed in ...