Binti: Home (Paperback)
The story of Binti is remarkable--but the author's use of language will really leave you speechless. This novella is a great introduction to an author whose eloquence is breathtaking. With unbelievably few words, this story builds a fascinating, inescapable world, and you won't be able to put down this short book.— Josh
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
PRAISE FOR BINTI: HOME
"Nnedi Okorafor writes glorious futures and fabulous fantasies. Her worlds open your mind to new things, always rooted in the red clay of reality. Prepare to fall in love with Binti." —Neil Gaiman, New York Times bestselling author of American Gods
"Binti: Home is a rich, complex story of identity, family, and friendship. It's the rare sequel that exceeds the expectations set by the first—a futuristic story that is nonetheless vivid, emotional, and timeless." —Veronica Roth, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Divergent series
"Okorafor's writing is even more beautiful than I remember it being in Binti, evocative and sharply elegant in its economy." —NPR
"[Binti: Home] opens up Binti's tale in astonishing ways, while provocatively exploring questions of identity and kinship." —The Chicago Tribune
PRAISE FOR BINTI AND NNEDI OKORAFOR
"Okorafor’s writing is wonderful, and the details of her world-building — including Binti’s rich culture of origin, living spaceships, and maths that reads almost like music — are complex and fascinating" —Veronica Roth
"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
"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