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"Nnedi Okorafor's writing is stunning. This book follows the journey of Binti, a Himba girl, on her way to Oomza University, the best university in the Milky Way, to study mathematics. Binti says that her people don't leave home and travel far away (in fact, she is the first of her people ever offered an opportunity to study at Oomza Uni) and Okorafor's writing perfectly captures the feeling of strangeness, of being seen as the 'other'. The story is gripping and unexpected and I can't wait to read more of Okorafor's work!"

Rebecca B.

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Author Nnedi Okorafor
Publication Date 2015-09-22
Section Science Fiction / All Staff Suggestions / Fiction Suggestions / Rebecca B.
Type New
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780765385253

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

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