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Binti

(2015)
(The first book in the Binti series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
Nebula Awards Best Novella
Winner of the Hugo Award and the Nebula Award for Best Novella!

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
"With her rich, lyrical voice, narrator Robin Miles effortlessly moves among such emotions as anticipation, fear, resignation, and fortitude with just the slightest adjustments in breath. Her prodigious range elevates this short novella into a resonating performance that will linger long beyond its mere two-plus hours." - School Library Journal

"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

Genre: Science Fiction    

Praise for this book

"There's more vivid imagination in a page of Nnedi Okorafor's work than in whole volumes of ordinary fantasy epics." - Ursula K Le Guin


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September 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: Binti
Author(s): Nnedi Okorafor
ISBN: 0-7653-8525-2 / 978-0-7653-8525-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor.com
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September 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Binti
Author(s): Nnedi Okorafor
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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September 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Binti
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Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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September 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Binti
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Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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September 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Binti
Author(s): Nnedi Okorafor
Publisher: Tor.com
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