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Binti
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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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tywritenow
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Just finished Binti. Loved the exploration of self in this text, the implications of traveling away from home. Full review coming soon. Starting on Home, the second novella.

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Chelleo
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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riversong153 💜💜💜💜 3w
ReadingOver50 Awesome 3w
Tamra Exciting!! 3w
Weaponxgirl That‘s so awesome! 3w
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Chelleo
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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@LeshaMac and I have our books and we‘re all set for the Nnedi Okorafor #authortalk and #booksigning at the #PublicLibraryOfCincinnatiAndHamiltonCounty #PLCHC. #blacklitsy #blitsy Notes below 👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾

Chelleo 📝The author read an excerpt from Binti. She has a nice voice for narration. 3w
Chelleo 📝The idea of Binti was born during a trip to the United Arab Emirates she took with her daughter. 3w
Chelleo 📝”Bint” meaning ‘girl‘, reminded her of the rebellious girls she spoke with on that visit and stuck with her. 3w
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Chelleo 📝Bint became Binti because ‘bint‘ is used as sexist slang in the UK. (edited) 3w
Chelleo 📝She didn‘t set out to write a novella trilogy but the stories came to her over the course of three years. 3w
Chelleo 📝This series focuses on the Dora Milaje and features Spider-Man, X-Men and the Avengers. 3w
Chelleo 📝She was an associate level professor at the University of Buffalo for 3 years while also writing full time, traveling and speaking and raising a daughter. 3w
Chelleo 📝Advice for aspiring writers: Write what you want; from your heart; stories that you want to tell and don‘t worry about whether or not people will read it. Also, don‘t feel you have to write in linear order, from beginning to end. 3w
Chelleo 📝Audience Question: If you could have dinner with one of your characters, who would it be? Answer: Onye and Sora (sp) from (edited) 3w
Chelleo 📝She first started writing when she was 20 years old and don‘t have a goal to get published. She is 2 Masters and a PhD 😳 3w
riversong153 Wow 💜💜💜 3w
RebL I planned to comment, “looks like fun!” or something like that. But then I saw how you nested these comments and that‘s awesome! So much juicy book talk! 3w
CaliforniaCay Love all the little tidbits you Included in the comments. Everything about this picture is absolutely beautiful 💜👏🏾 3w
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thebookishtype15
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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I liked it but I wasn't over the moon for it. For such a short book it was greatly detailed and gave a good sense of setting and of who Binti is.

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rretzler
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I enjoyed this novella, but didn‘t “love” it - probably because it was too short to develop ideas and expand on them properly. Interesting premise where a Namibian Himba girl leaves Earth to study at a distant university on another planet, and finds adventure and a new life on the way. Still, a good read, and I‘m interested to keep reading the series and getting to know Binti better. 4.0/5.0 ⭐️ #2019

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TheLibrarian
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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@LibrarianRyan You completely out did yourself with the package! First, I love all the books (so many) and I can‘t wait to dive into them. Second, the book hugger is “out of this world” and I can‘t believe you made it. The game looks interesting and I love the little pins (especially the space boy/planet one). Seriously, everything is AMAZING!!! Thank you so much!! ❤️

#SFFS #SciFiFantasySwap

LibrarianRyan I love that fabric. I only made 2. One for you and one for me. I think mug going to make a purse out of the rest. Or a backpack. Hummmmmmm. Glad you liked it all. 1mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Omg! The book sleeve is gorgeous! @LibrarianRyan you're talented! 1mo
LibrarianRyan @Jee_HookedOnBookz it‘s not a sleeve, it‘s a hugger. It stays on your book as you read. 😁. That‘s when mine get the dirtiest. 1mo
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Jee_HookedOnBookz @LibrarianRyan omg! That's even more awesome! So sorry! I thought hugger and sleeves are the same 😅 I wish I could sew!!! 1mo
LibrarianRyan @Jee_HookedOnBookz it‘s similar to a bible cover. I used the same basic premise I used to make bible covers when I was a kid, but changed up the design so you could make it stay closed but also it would fit on different thicknesses of books. I usually make them in 2 sized. Mg/ya and ya/adult. Eventually I‘m going to open an Etsy shop or something. I‘m working on stock right now. 1mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz That's a brilliant idea! Kudos to you! Can't wait to see your designs! 1mo
kamoorephoto The Mermaid is absolutely one of my favorites! 💙🧜🏻‍♀️ 1mo
TheLibrarian @LibrarianRyan I loved the little personalized notes!!! Sorry mine was short - about 1/2 way through a sentence my hands hate me. 1mo
LibrarianRyan @TheLibrarian I have zero complaints. I think it‘s years working with kids who all want to know why I picked something. 1mo
Avanders 😍😍🦄🧬♥️👏🏽👏🏽 Also excited about the thought of you opening an Etsy shop @LibrarianRyan 😁😁 1mo
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NeedsMoreBooks
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Finally completed reading these two which were a Christmas gift. In my defense , I was traveling for 4 months. Hadn‘t read anything by Nnedi Okarofor so absolutely loved these two. Now to read the last part of the trilogy 😎 #newfavourite #sciencefiction

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Blaire
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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I generally don‘t read sci-fi, but had seen a lot of good reviews on here and was wanting a read I could easily do in a couple hours. A story about overcoming differences, trust, and making your own path, I am interested to see what happens to Binti next.

rretzler I was planning to read Bingo this month as well. Glad it was good 1mo
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RachelO
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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I‘m not a big sci-fi reader, so I‘m never sure how I‘m going to feel about books in this genre. Happily, I loved this novella - a quick easy read on belonging, difference, curiosity and unexpected friendships.

I will be reading the sequels!

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Blaire
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Enjoying the spring day and this quick read while my daughter naps. #springhassprung

alvingregorio I can almost smell those daffodils. Enjoy nap time. 1mo
Crazeedi Beautiful!! 1mo
Blaire @Crazeedi @alvingregorio I love all the flowers this time of year even though my allergies are going crazy. 1mo
Crazeedi @Blaire thank goodness I dont have allergies, and I love the flowers too! 1mo
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ScientistSam
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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On the surface a sci-fi novella about a young woman's journey to university hijacked by an alien species, this wonderful little gem is more fundamentally about belonging and otherness.

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CorLie
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Where was this book when I was a teenager???!?!?!!!

This was lovely. Everything I want in a good sci-fi. I don't want to give anything away, so nothing about the plot. Just a strong recommendation.

#ReadHarder
#ReadHarder2019 - book by an AOC set in space

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ScientistSam
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I've heard such great things that I figured it was time to read this!

JSW Enjoy! 2mo
suzisteffen OMG I can‘t wait until you read the whole trilogy! They‘re packaged together now in a new book that also has a new & more expansive ending, or so I‘ve heard. (I bought the book but haven‘t had time to reread/read the new part yet.) (edited) 2mo
ScientistSam @jsw @suzisteffen just finished it and it's so good! I need to put the next one on hold at the library!!! 2mo
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suzisteffen @ScientistSam ahhhhh I want to send you all three! That first one is intense. 2mo
Blaire I have this on my kindle right now! Up next after 1mo
Blaire Also, love your mug. 1mo
ScientistSam @Blaire I can't wait to see what you think! And thanks 😀☕ 1mo
ScientistSam @suzisteffen 😀😀😀 1mo
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Karisa
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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"Science fiction digests the past, chews on the present and cooks up the future."

♥️♥️♥️ Love this! If you are on Twitter as well, follow Nnedi Okorafor! She's amazing!

BethM Interesting. As a lifelong SFF reader though I can‘t agree with it being a stale, old, limited canon. 2mo
Karisa @BethM 💗👍 2mo
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Chelleo
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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I don't normally do weekday events but I'm going to make this happen! And how did I miss that she's a Cincinnati native??!!??

https://www.cincinnatilibrary.org/news/2019/nnediokorafor.html

Pamwurtzler I had no idea either until I got that email! 2mo
Chelleo @Pamwurtzler Looks like she was born here but lived in Illinois at least from high school on...not sure exactly how long she lived in Cincinnati 2mo
VanChocStrawberry I may need to make a trip across state lines for this one! I‘m guessing it will be Uber crowded! 2mo
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RealBooks4ever 💜💜💜 2mo
SphinxFeathers Oh no! Of course I find this out after moving away! 2mo
Karkar Ah! I need to go to this!!! 2mo
Karkar @Pamwurtzler you going? 2mo
MarriedtoMrT I work for the library and I saw she was coming but I *also* somehow missed she was a Cincinnati native. How cool! 2mo
Chelleo @VanChocStrawberry Yasss! Let us know if you do. I already purchased tix for me and @LeshaMac 2mo
LeshaMac I can't wait! 💜 2mo
Jess7 I wish I could! Thanks for the invite — work has been insane lately! 2mo
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JSW
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Stunning novella; don‘t be fooled by its small size, it packs an epic story with a brave, honorable, brilliant heroine. Fantastic read.

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Butterfinger
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor

I did not read 24 hours this weekend @Andrew65 #25b4Monday, but I did finish 2 books for Black History. The Hate U Give (own voices and literary award - William C. Morris) and Binti (set in space and an AOC set in space)

#PopSugar2019 16/50
#ReadHarder2019 7/24

Smrloomis 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 3mo
Andrew65 A great achievement, well done. 👏 Thanks for playing along. 👍😊👏 3mo
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cobwebmoth
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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I'm going to try to squeeze in some more reading time tonight with these two.
#24B4Monday #Readathon @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid

Andrew65 A good start. Interesting looking covers. 😊 3mo
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blamethestardust
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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brandybear22
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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I enjoyed this novella and also that it was a nice beach read this afternoon. I may read the other two later this vacation. My daughter appreciating that my phone is waterproof, taking pictures of the shore (and me) while floating on an inner tube.

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hermyknee
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Now this is some absolutely gorgeous sci-fi. I just ordered the other two books in the trilogy. I really need to invest in a kindle😅 It‘s such a short novella - only 90 or so pages, but in that time I was immersed in this incredible universe Okorafor created. And Binti is a strong, interesting MC

Binti deserves all the love it has been getting here on Litsy ♥️

#readBlackwomen @TheNextBook #fridaynightbookclub @JoScho @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

JoScho You are tearing through the books this weekend! ❤️ 3mo
whippoorwill815 I did the same as you! I read the first as part of #newyearwhodis and immediately got the other two! I definitely recommend a Kindle and I think @JoScho would too as we are in the minority group here on Litsy that prefers them 😜 3mo
hermyknee @whippoorwill815 @JoScho which kindles do you guys have / recommend?? 3mo
whippoorwill815 I have the simple Paperwhite and love it! I‘ve had it for almost 2 years now and had a now defunct Kindle Touch for about 4 years before that, so I‘ve been using a kindle for a while! I do know there are much fancier ones now but mine isn‘t that old and I don‘t have a need to upgrade at the moment so I‘m happy with my Paperwhite! 3mo
JoScho Yes @whippoorwill815 and I are in the minority but seriously I adore my Kindle. I have the Voyage but think the Paperwhite is great and used it for years. The new Paperwhite has a flush screen and is waterproof and has audible. It is hard to beat that. 3mo
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hermyknee
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor

“No Himba has ever gone to Oomza Uni. So me being the only one on the ship was not that surprising. However, just because something isn‘t surprising doesn‘t mean it‘s easy to deal with.” 🧡

Carolyn11215 I have this on my Kindle. Probably time for a reread so I can get and read the two others in the series. 3mo
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hermyknee
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I‘ve seen so much #LitsyLove for Binti, I just had to pick it up on my sci-fi shopping spree. I also love the cover (and it‘s 2019, so I WILL judge my book by its cover, thank you very much!) ❤️🧡💛 Also, I used the gorgeous tote bag @JoScho sent me in a care package a while back for a beautiful photo backdrop. This whole post is 100% #blameitonlitsy

I‘ll be back once I‘ve finished this novella! #readBlackwomen @TheNextBook

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Ive been curious about this one too because of all the Litsy-rave! 3mo
JoScho ❤️❤️❤️ I always judge a book by its cover ❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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sk888888
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Read for a challenge; outside of my reading comfort zone, but I ended up liking book 1 of the trilogy - I may end up reading the other two books, after I‘m done with 2019 challenge reads.

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staci.reads
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Original and intriguing, and for a novella, it touched on a lot of topics, such as tradition, intolerance, social class conflicts, and war. Hopefully the next two in the trilogy explore those topics more. I'm excited to continue reading about this powerful female character.

hermyknee I just ordered this book! 3mo
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BarbaraJean
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I listened to this gorgeously-done audiobook last night while cooking & doing dishes. I‘ve heard so many good things about this novella, and for the most part it lives up to the hype. I did feel like the resolution was a little too swift & didn‘t adequately deal with certain plot points, though. I wish it had been developed into a full novel, taking the time to more fully resolve the conflict. Hoping there‘ll be more development in the other two!

GatheringBooks i read this last year and really enjoyed it - and super looking forward to books 2 and 3. 3mo
mreads I agree I enjoyed it too but the ending was like that's it? Loved the ship❤🦐 3mo
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staci.reads
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Looking forward to starting this one as I settle in for the night. #fridaynightbookclub @JoScho @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

JoScho Enjoy!!! 3mo
NeedsMoreBooks This is on my TBR! 3mo
lovelybookshelf Enjoy! It's so good! 3mo
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llwheeler
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Well I am late to the game on this one, so this is not news, but... this is very good. Lived up to the hype for me. I'll be reading the next one, and in audiobook again because narrator Robin Miles was fantastic (also not news, I know).

BarbaraJean You‘re not alone—these have been on my to-read list almost since the first one came out, but I still haven‘t read them! It‘s good to know the audiobooks have a great reader—will have to prioritize these from my long list of “favorites” on Hoopla! 3mo
llwheeler @BarbaraJean Same! The audio is pretty short, about 2.5 hrs so it was great to break up some longer reads I'm in the middle of. Hope you like it when you get to it! 3mo
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OddBookishBee
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Late start on #riotgrams. Day 1 #shelfie

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everlocalwest
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Book club pick for last month! This was my second read through of this great novella and I'm excited to get to the rest of the trilogy.

Most of my book club didn't love it because I'm the only scifi/fantasy reader among them but we had some great discussion about outsider narratives, traditional cultures, and coming of age.

Thank you, @matthieumcintosh, hand model extraordinaire. I missed you and @athenawins!

Gezemice How could they NOT love it??? Even if they are not sci-fi readers... 4mo
everlocalwest @Gezemice I know, right?! Everyone was super courteous though and still engaged with the book but the sentiment was basically "once she got on a spaceship I lost interest." 4mo
Gezemice @everlocalwest I don‘t get that. But, to be honest, most book club selections do bore me... you know, full of people‘s rekationship problems. Lol. Although our book club does read a wide variety so we all get to enjoy some books! 4mo
everlocalwest @Gezemice I get so bored with a lot of "book club fiction" and can't read literary fiction like I used to. All of the interesting stuff is happening in genre and personal essays! 4mo
Gezemice @everlocalwest I agree! Book club fiction is boring! I prefer genre fiction, too... 4mo
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daniwithtea
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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I‘ve loved everything I‘ve read by this author so far - excited to finally dive into this series.

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HOTPock3tt
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Happy #BlackHistoryMonth Littens!! ♥️ I figured I‘d try out this author and she didn‘t disappoint!! The setting is futuristic, but features some of the age old problems of discrimination. Mostly it shows the main character coming of age, choosing her own path to college and taking control of her destiny. The author managed to convey so much in a short novella and it‘s quite an uplifting story. ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

MrBook Great review! 4mo
Vinjii I need to read this! 4mo
HOTPock3tt @MrBook Thank you!!!! ♥️🎉 4mo
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HOTPock3tt @Vinjii You really should! It was awesome!!! 📚 (edited) 4mo
ReadosaurusText I thought the entire Binti series was amazing! 4mo
rachelsbrittain I really enjoyed Binit! I still need to read the third book in the trilogy, though 3mo
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amb
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My only complaint about this novella is that it was too short. I realize it‘s a series of three novellas. I am eager to read the rest of them. Binti is from a tribe on earth that never leaves the planet. When she is accepted into a prestigious school on another planet she sneaks away and makes the trip, encountering an invasion on her ship that puts her wits to the test. She is a strong character with a lot of ties to her culture.

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matthieumcintosh
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Read this for a book club at work along with @AthenaWins and @everlocalwest who both love it. Let me just say: This ain‘t my thing. I don‘t read Sci-Fi but the story itself is good enough that I can look past the shrimp ships. I appreciate the narrative arc just fine and the characters (Binti especially, duh) are good for the most part. My only major gripe is how heavy handed some of the themes felt.

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Simona
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Mehso-so

My rating is merely a consequence of the fact - that I don‘t like sci-fi. 🤷‍♀️

#Booked2019 #PersonOfColorMcParanormal

4thhouseontheleft This is one of my choices for that prompt...but I do like sci-fi and fantasy! 4mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Good job, Simona! I‘m hoping to read all three Binti stories this year. I‘ll need a reread on the first to slide into the rest of her trilogy. (Yeah, I like SFF also, which helps.) 4mo
Cinfhen I‘m with you @Simona and I don‘t care for GN / comics either 🙄 4mo
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Simona @4thhouseontheleft @BarbaraTheBibliophage As I said - it‘s me, not the book. Absolutely nothing is wrong with the story, but my interest is lost whenever intergalactic travels starts.... but occasionally I do like soft fantasy. 4mo
Simona @Cinfhen Under the influence of Litsy, I read few graphic novels and I must admit that I was not disappointed 😘 4mo
Cinfhen I‘m reading one now which is good but I just don‘t enjoy the medium that much. Another case of #ItsMeNotYou 4mo
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riversong153
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Really good and just the right amount of time. Can‘t wait to read the next one!

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riversong153
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Hoping to start and finish this during lunch today!

MayJasper You must be a fast reader or have a very long lunch. Admirable 😊 4mo
Kayla.Adriena I've seen this book on here before is it a series? 4mo
riversong153 @MayJasper it‘s a novella lol, less than 100 pages! 4mo
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riversong153 @Kayla.Adriena yes, this is the first in the series! 4mo
MayJasper That's still good going in my book. 4mo
Pogue I loved this book. 4mo
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Plaidsticks
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Good, quick read.

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lovelybookshelf
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Starting off the #24in48readathon with BINTI. #scifi #novella #24in48

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sunnyaltman
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I‘m out of town for one night, and I left my book at home! Good thing I knew exactly where the local book store is here. I got Binti and the second Percy Jackson book. Crisis averted!

saresmoore Phew! 😅 4mo
Reviewsbylola Sounds like it worked out perfectly! 4mo
SpeculativeFemale I just finished Binti earlier this week. Really enjoyed it and hope you do, too! 4mo
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sunnyaltman @SpeculativeFemale I just finished it, and it was wonderful! 4mo
Smrloomis I really liked this too! 😁 4mo
Kaylamburson Welcome back to Litsy! 4mo
sunnyaltman @Kaylamburson Thank you! 4mo
TieDyeDude Glad you enjoyed it! The rest of the series is excellent 4mo
RadicalReader @sunnyaltman such a lovely thing when a reader has gotten her resources down to knowing them like the back of their hand especially bookstore and libraries 4mo
LitDrivenGirl This is my stack for next month. I can't wait to read it 😍! 4mo
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Valeka
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Reading this book and enjoying it so far. Has anyone read the Binti trilogy?

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whippoorwill815
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#newyearwhodis

I liked this story and was thrilled for a science fiction suggestion! My only complaint is that it was so short!

That being said, Binti is a fantastic and interesting character who lives in a fascinating world. I want to know more about all of it and to see where her story goes from here.

As you can see I‘ve already ordered the rest of the series...🤷‍♀️😊

Mandigolightly The rest is just as good! I spent all of last year obsessed with Nnedi Okarafor 4mo
Jeannie I loved this series and @Mandigolightly I‘m still obsessed ;) 4mo
whippoorwill815 I‘m super excited to read the rest of them! @Mandigolightly @Jeannie 4mo
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gentlepet
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I‘m not a science fiction girl so this was a stretch for me even though it‘s only a novella. I found parts of it engaging, but I struggled with descriptions of technology. And aliens. You know, the bits that make it science fiction. I need help y‘all! Doomed to science fiction exile for life.

Weaponxgirl That‘s a pity, but you know sometimes if something just isn‘t for you it‘s cool to say nah not my thing. I always just keep an open mind about my less favourite genres and read the odd thing if it really takes my interest. 4mo
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Riveted_Reader_Melissa
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The Binti series is on Kindle sale today if you are interested! #KindleDeal

BethM Is it that good? 4mo
SW-T @BethM Binti is very good. 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BethM it‘s a short story trilogy, sci-fi with a female person of color lead..which makes it fairly unique in the sci-fi world, which luckily is slowly become less rare. The original also won the Hugo Award for novella when it came out. So if you like sci-fi, I‘d recommend at least the original to see if you like it before buying the rest, if you are not a huge sci-fi fan than it‘s probably a pass for you. (edited) 4mo
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BethM @Riveted_Reader_Melissa thanks! I am a sci-fi fan! 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BethM I thought you were, I was trying to remember for sure. I would label it as Afro-futurism, or sci-fi. She comes from a small town, more tribal, they never travel off-world, but she sneaks away to attend an off world university, and falls right into the middle of an alien conflict that changes her life forever. It really was unlike anything I‘d ever read, so I can‘t really compare it to anything. 4mo
BethM @Riveted_Reader_Melissa thanks! I one clicked the trilogy. I've spent more on a single physical book that I didn't like so it's worth the chance. 4mo
Riveted_Reader_Melissa @BethM I hope you enjoy it. 4mo
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Smrloomis
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Kindle deal for books 1, 2, and 3 🎉 I haven‘t read the third one yet but I liked the first two.

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Ashley_Nicoletto
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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More great things on #kindledailydeal today.

I already owned the first Binti so I just picked up 2 & 3 but it‘s on sale as well.

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nluev
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Mehso-so

I‘m not much of a sci-fi reader, but I‘ve had my eye on this book for quite some time. There‘re aliens, self-discovery, and race relations. The story & main character, Binti, definitely kept me wanting more; however, the ending was too easy, which makes me wonder if it will be addressed in later books. Other than that, I loved the story and how the author incorporated Black issues and history and I look forward to reading more.

Rating: 🔥🔥🔥🔥

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AiBBot
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Pickpick

If you want to read a novelette about a girl who is too scared to leave home and who ignores her dreams, do not read this book. If you want to read a story about a brave young woman who uses math, logic and kindness to conquer her own fears and therefore transforms into a peacemaker/harmonizer, you should read this book. #hugoaward

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GivenLemons
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Pickpick

A lovely book about overcoming misunderstandings and finding a place in the world. I liked the how Binti never gave up her culture and it‘s healing effect.