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This website is dedicated to the book trilogy Binti written by Nnedi Okorafor. Our goal is to popularize the trilogy and provide readers with an opportunity to learn more about it. Below, you can find pages dedicated to the plot, characters, author, background, and the trilogy's impact.
I believed I could only be great if I were curious enough to seek greatness.
Binti, thinking about the role of curiosity in her life
Binti is a science fiction novella written by Nnedi Okorafor, an award-winning Nigerian-American author known for her works in science-fiction and fantasy genres. The story is set in space and follows the journey of Binti, a very talented young girl from the Himba people. She is the first of her community to be accepted into the prestigious Oomza University located on another planet. Despite a lack of support from her family, Binti runs away to pursue her dreams.
However, on her way to Oomza University, her spacecraft is attacked by an alien race known as the Meduse, almost everyone dies. Binti must find a way to negotiate peace with the Meduse and save herself. Thus, Binti's adventures begin.
The novella explores themes of identity, heritage, self-acceptance, and overcoming fears. It's both a fascinating and thought-provoking read!
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