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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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babyruth2510
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Mehso-so

3⭐️ I went into this with high expectations, mostly because of all the glowing reviews. What I got was a short story of a girl trying to survive murderous jellyfish like aliens. Because the book is so short, there isn‘t a whole lot of time to explain things and so I felt dumped into a world I know nothing about and still felt that way at the end. This one just didn‘t do it for me.

Suet624 Love your perspective on this one. 8mo
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DimeryRene
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Pickpick

What a cool start! Audio is 💯!!

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Christine
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Pickpick

FINALLY got to this one, after being sold on it via endorsements from my library's personalized recommendation service, so many book podcasters, and countless folks here! And I've recently heard several educators praise its relevance for those of us working with college students, so that was a bonus push. It, of course, was great! I look forward to continuing the series soon.

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alisiakae
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Pickpick

Book 1.5 of the Binti series, this short story delved into Binti‘s PTSD following the massacre in the ship that carried her to Oomza Uni. It helped flesh out Okwu‘s character, and introduced some new friends that I really like!

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alisiakae
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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There is so much depth and nuance to this novella! I love the world building. Sentient jellyfish-like aliens, an elite university attended by beings from all over the galaxy, and so much more that I hope to learn more about in the rest of the series.

#pop21 #afrofuturism

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SheilaChew
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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I had a great weekend - read two books 😁! Highly recommend Binti - it was amazing.

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allureofbeauty
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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allureofbeauty
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Pickpick

I was interested in this based on all the hype I had heard surrounding it, I had my book club read it. I enjoyed the story tho I did feel like it ended abruptly (tho that may have to do with it having more in the series), and I wish the author had been just a little more descriptive because I did have a little bit of a time picturing some of the scenes and things that were described.
I do think that I may continue on with the series later.
#binti

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OriginalCyn620
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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I‘m not a big scifi girl, but I enjoyed this. This was very creative and the world-building was great. Binti was a great character too!

#bookspinbingo - I‘m sooo close to a 3rd bingo but I seriously doubt I can pull it off!

#pop21 - an Afrofuturist book

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! Good luck!!! 1y
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OutAndAbout
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Interesting young adult science fiction novella about a young girls trip to a far off university. I can see why this won so many awards. Well written and very creative. I‘m unlikely to pick up the rest of the trilogy but am glad to have read this one.

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Gnora
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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January 2021 round up!

Two re-reads in this batch, and 50% print vs. audio which might be my best ratio in months! 🤓

Favorite Book: Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

Least Favorite: Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline

#bookreport #roundrup #audiobooks #mysteries #scifi #library #libby #newyear

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Gnora
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Popsugar Challenge #2

I cannot express how much I enjoyed this book and how riveting it was. Okorafor's writing is super engaging and her world building is beautiful. She will go down in history as the future of the science fiction literacy cannon.

#scifi #afrofuturist #novella #popsugar #readingchallange #audio #2021

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Cinfhen
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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I‘m not sure what I was expecting but this novella was pretty entertaining. I found Binti, a teenage mathematical genius, easy to root for and her story of leaving home relatable, although her quest to save the planet; not so much. Some parts felt REPETITIVE and there was very little plot/action but still, I was curious and engaged throughout the 3 hours. Robin Miles narration was fantastic. #pop21 #Afrofuturist #Booked2021 #SFWrittenByAFemale

Kalalalatja I did not expect you to like this, but I‘m so happy you did 😄😄 2y
Cinfhen I shocked myself @Kalalalatja 😜I‘m not sure if I‘ll continue on with the series but it was definitely a fun listen and a mini escape 2y
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Cinfhen
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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At under 3 hours this should be a nice soft introduction into #SciFi and #AfroFuturist reading
#Booked2021 #Pop21
#DoubleDip

BarbaraBB I‘m having this one for #AfroFuturistic 2y
Cinfhen Nice one @BarbaraBB my bookclub read & it was well liked (edited) 2y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Great pick and you survived! 2y
BarbaraBB Kindred is good too indeed! 2y
HOTPock3tt I liked this one! ☺️ 2y
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Rachiiebookdragon
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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A interesting book/novella.
Read as part of the PopSugar Reading Challenge #popsugarreadingchallenge2021 4/5

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jeannasser
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Panpan

*sigh* I‘m sorry...I really really wanted to enjoy this. All I can really say is a 90-page novella shouldn‘t feel as if I‘m reading a 1000 paged history book. The first 30 pages were convincing, but then everything went downhill and the second half was boring, tedious, and hard to understand. I respect everyone‘s praise for this book but it just wasn‘t for me. A shame because I really want to read Akata Witch.
Is Akata Witch better or not?
#binti

jeannasser 🌕🌕🌑🌑🌑 2.0 stars 2y
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alisiakae
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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After some delay, I‘m continuing on with recommendations for #Booked2021 #Winter!

I‘m breaking the prompt “NF Science or Sci-fi written by a woman” into two groups.

These are my scifi suggestions, none of which I have read 🤣, because I don‘t read scifi very often. But all are on my TBR!

Drop your rec‘s ⤵️!

Cinfhen I hardly ever read this genre but I‘m thinking either 2y
ralexist Space Opera is a brain trip and a half. Weird concept, the author throws the rules of words and language out the door, and at the end you're not quite sure what you just read. Amazing read! 2y
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Cinfhen Also this one was fantastic 2y
LitStephanie Is it OK to join but only read one book per season or is this more of a quantity challenge? 2y
khooliha (Just as a heads up, Tochi Onyebuchi is a man. Ignore me if I have misunderstood something!) 2y
alisiakae @khooliha you are right. Ooos! Need to turn my brain back on 🤣 2y
alisiakae @khooliha I‘m going to swap it out for Vox, which I almost put on this graphic, and which @Cinfhen suggested! 2y
Lucy_Anywhere The Fifth Season is so good! 2y
saresmoore From someone who does read this genre, I can say that these are great recs! Red Clocks is probably the most lit fic of them all, so it‘d be a good foray for someone who prefers realism. 2y
alisiakae @saresmoore Thanks for the feedback! I read SOOO much less fantasy and scifi in 2020 compared to past years! I love Nnedi Okorafor's other books (Akata Witch and Akata Warrior), but I also own Space Opera and The Fifth Season. Choices, choices! 2y
ChasingOm I loved Space Opera on audio! I also love the Binti series and Gideon. (I have the sequel to that one on my shelf, but haven‘t picked it up yet.) (edited) 2y
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vlwelser
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Pickpick

This is a fun fantasy adventure story. Binti leaves home (and Earth) to go study at university. While in transit, the ship is attacked by foreign creatures. And I think this mostly just sets the scene for the rest of the series. I like this author.

#BookSpinBingo free square
@TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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CoveredInRust
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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I'm picky about sci-fi. So very picky. But this one was fantastic. It hit so many different levels of introspection and understanding between different groups of people/beings and it does it in 90 pages. No words wasted.

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Reign_1982
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Mehso-so

I'm indifferent on this one. I just wanted more, so I am going on to the second book.

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Reign_1982
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Currently listening 🎧 to This book

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Samary
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Derpy face for a derpy video! 🤪. My October Wrap Up is posted and ready for viewing!

https://youtu.be/eer_4hxBm8g

#booktube #octoberwrapup #readingwrapup #wrapup

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Samary
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Can‘t wait to continue! I‘m not good at math but I‘ve always admired people who are, and a “magic system” based around math is pretty cool!
Also, I love this cover.

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Staci
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Very interesting ending and I liked it. I recommend it if you are into Scifi Fantasy

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alisonrose
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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For being only 90 pages, there‘s a lot of story in here, but not as much as I wanted. I know it‘s the 1st in a trilogy but I don‘t know why such short works were separated. But I‘m def intrigued to read on. I‘m invested in Binti as a character & want to know what happens next for her. The world is fascinating too, even for a non-sci-fi fan like me. Just wish we got more backstory to start & more explanation of the ‘why‘ of it all. 3/5 ⭐️

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alisonrose
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor

Just because something isn‘t surprising doesn‘t mean it‘s easy to deal with.

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HannaPolkadots
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Pickpick

A quick, enjoyable read ❤ at some point I will want to read the rest of the series as well.

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Addison_Reads
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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I pick a lot of books because of their covers. There are times I don't even read the synopsis. Some books it works for, others it doesn't, but I'm still a sucker for covers.

#3Books @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Pretty covers!!! I do the same thing!! 2y
OriginalCyn620 Cool covers! 2y
HeathHof Rant! That was one crazy book! The cover drew me in as well. 😬 2y
Traci1 I picked Meddling Kids for the cover art, too. It was different, but I liked it a lot. 2y
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Lucy_Anywhere
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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#TBRPile Day 34 📚 This has won a Hugo and a Nebula, and gets a lot of love here on Litsy - I need to get on the Binti bandwagon!

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Soubhiville
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Isn‘t it one of the best things in the world to be able to devote an entire day to a book? Here are my #3Books I read in one day.

OriginalCyn620 Yes, I love it! 😊 2y
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Aussie_SFF
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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What an amazingly different perspective for science fiction to take. This book has set me on the hunt for sci fi and fantasy written by people of colour as they are writting stories from such amazingly rich cultural backgrounds that are such a delight to this reader. Bring it on world!
5/5 stars.

SamAnne Agreed. The NYT had a great article last week about indigenous sci-fi and horror writers. Indian writers: “We've already lived /are living the dystopia future.“ 2y
Aussie_SFF @SamAnne What I am desperately trying to find in Australian Aboriginal Sci fi and fantasy stories for just that reason. I am so sure they are out there but do you think I can find them... 2y
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RainyDayReading
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Mehso-so

Not bad but I unfortunately didn‘t love it like most others. I love the Meduse and the teachers at the university. I liked the main character but she didn‘t grab me like I was expecting her too (based on other reviews) I think it was just too short to really make me fall in love. If you‘re wanting a quick sci-fi read I‘d give this a shot though! #doublespin for June @TheAromaofBooks

TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 2y
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Lesanne
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Interesting sci-fi novella, first in a trilogy. The plot resolution was a bit simplistic, almost like a YA story. I would have liked more details about Binti‘s home and family and just what exactly they did with all their mathematics. Even though the story was a little rushed I do recommend it, although I‘m not sure it was compelling enough for me to continue the series. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Butterfinger
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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I'm joining @Riveted_Reader_Melissa for #Recommendsday and sharing books of black authors which I love. #BLM #BLMReading List

My #BLMTBR is The Warmth of Other Suns.

Riveted_Reader_Melissa That‘s a good one too! I enjoyed that whole series. The Warmth of Other Suns is on my to-read list too yet. 2y
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whatkhrysreads
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Pogue
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Anything the tagged books author has written.

Yes

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Bradleygirl
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Listening to this on Scribd audio b/c i'm too impatient for the e-library hold to come in - listening in 10-15 minute fits, and loving the (kind of difficult) west-African-accented narration, and it's **GOOD**
I'm only 20% through. 🤯

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my.books.in.squares
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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This was a great unique novella. I have just purchased the rest of the series.

⭐⭐⭐⭐

Reggie It gets sooo good! 2y
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jackilynn
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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I stumbled on this series accidentally one day when I was looking for something short to read and absolutely devoured it. Such a unique world but at the same time very relatable to the world we live in, especially with everything going on today. I flew through this whole novella trilogy. I highly recommend the audiobooks.
#BlackVoices @ShyBookOwl

ShyBookOwl I only read book 1 but it felt reminiscent of Octavia Butler's Dawn (Xenogenesis #1), which is one of my all time faves and another great #blackvoices pick! 2y
jackilynn @ShyBookOwl I have never read any Octavia Butler but I just may have to check her (Dawn specifically) out now. 🤔 2y
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eraderneely
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Congrats @squirrelbrain
1. It‘s always difficult to pick a favorite, but I just finished Binti and loved it. Plus, that cover is stunning!
2. I‘m really looking forward to Brit Bennett‘s new book The Vanishing Half. That lady can WRITE and I can‘t wait to see what else she can do.
#nutsaboutbooks

squirrelbrain Thanks for playing Emily! I‘ve heard lots of good things about Binti but fantasy and sci-fi (does it fall under these?) are not usually my thing - should I give it a go anyway? Maybe I‘ll be a convert! And, I agree, The Vanishing Half sounds wonderful! 2y
eraderneely @squirrelbrain yes it‘s definitely sci-fi, but it‘s less than 100 pages so not too much commitment if you were interested 2y
squirrelbrain That is very short isn‘t it?! Onto the TBR it goes... I might check Libby out, see if they have it in either book or audio format. 2y
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Branwen
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Up next! 😀💕📚

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LeticiaToraci
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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This was a very original Novella, and I'll go on reading this series for sure.

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ozma.of.oz
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Take a moment and pick up a book by a black author today! Check your local library or online library catalogue on the Libby app.

But if you can, find a black-owned indie bookstore to support.

Here‘s a list of ten to check out, but try local places first. Some stores partner with Libro.fm if audiobooks are more your thing.

https://afrotech.com/10-black-owned-online-bookstores-to-support-while-at-home

#BlackLivesMatter #BLM

BeaG I loved Binti. 2y
ozma.of.oz @BeaG Me too. The audiobook was fantastic. 2y
BeaG @ozma.of.oz Yes, I had it too. You have a great list here. I read most, but added a couple to my TBR list. 2y
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wonderkales
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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I read this during a bought of insomnia recently and I can't wait to dive into the rest of the series. It delves into so much detail for such a surprisingly small book. I am eagerly waiting for my library to reopen so I can read the rest.

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CoffeeNBooks
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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#BiblioMAYnia #SetInOuterSpace Binti is about a young woman who is invited to attend Oozma University. Even though it's a great honor, her family doesn't want her to go.
@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620

OriginalCyn620 👍🏻📚🪐 2y
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BookishMe
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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#BiblioMAYnia
Set in Outer Space