Binti: Home by Nnedi Okorafor

Binti: Home

By Nnedi Okorafor

  • Release Date: 2017-01-31
  • Genre: Adventure
Score: 4.5
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Description

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

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Reviews

  • Still a fairytale narrative w/SF framing

    4
    By Archangel Beth
    The events of the prior book have left a mark, which is dealt with... well, it's still a story that is drawing on fairytale meta-tropes. The treatment of that trauma feels unsatisfyingly shallow in places if expectations are set by SF. But if it's a fairytale of sorts, then there's enough to move the story. And it is a coming of age, transformational fairytale. SF & ultratech trappings to the magic, but it's a story that probably won't work for some readers till one recognizes that the SF tropes aren't more than skin deep. That said, it's not the sort of fairy tale where everything is going to be glossy & happy. If the wolf eats grandma, there won't be any woodsman to pop them back out safely. It's an older set of tropes and expectations. Don't expect Disney. (...maybe Pixar. >_> Hi, Pixar; make me cry more, why don'tcha.) Ends on a bit of a cliffhanger. At least I already own the 3rd book!

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