Binti: Home

Binti: Home

eBook - 2017
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-- Binti -- Praise"Binti"Binti"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 LagoonAt the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] :, Tom Doherty Associates,, 2017
ISBN: 9780765393104
0765393107
Call Number: EBOOK OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 online resource (133 p.)

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paynem12
Jun 22, 2018

Cinematic...Easy to read. The sequel picks up right where the first one left off... as if to say: "Previously...in 'Binti'..." I hope that they both get to be made into movies or mini-series someday. --Mark A. Payne

CMLibrary_akeller Jan 03, 2018

So much is packed into such a short book. A year has passed since the events from the first book and she is suffering from PTSD. She decides to go home for a little while to go on a pilgrimage and see her family again, only she isn't the same person she was when she left. She also takes Okwu with her. This book is all about finding out who she is and who she wants to be and what she is willing to sacrifice. It is also about family and acceptance and belonging. I do wish it could have been longer, but at the same time, I kind of think its length is one of its strong suits. It's beautifully written and I can't wait until the next book comes out.

JCLJoshN Jun 19, 2017

This is such a great series! What I said about the first book goes for this one, too, only more so: Gorgeous, intriguing, highly-imaginative SF. Weird in all the best ways. Absolutely stunning. A third book is coming out in September and I can. Not. Wait.

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lostintheshelves
May 17, 2017

This is a solid sequel to Okorafor's novelette Binti, which deepens the ideas and themes of the first book in ways that make perfect sense, given that the heroine is now an adolescent rather than a child. The story sees Binti returning home to her beloved but provincial Himba people and grappling with how she has changed and grown distant from her family--and with the fact that some of the ideas they gave her, especially her internalized shame about her dark-skinned desert-dwelling ancestors, are wrong and unhelpful. There's a wonderful twist on first contact stories that I won't spoil here. But do read (or re-read) the first book immediately before this one, and know that it ends on a cliffhanger designed for a further sequel.

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shayshortt
Feb 28, 2017

Although Nnedi Okorafor begins Home with a fight, for the most part, it is a quieter affair than the first Binti novella, focusing on interpersonal relationships, including social and familial constructs and traditions. The character and world-building in Home may be stronger than the action, but the pace picks up in the last five percent of the book, heading towards a cliff-hanger ending that promises a more eventful third installment in the Binti series.

Full review: https://shayshortt.com/2017/02/28/binti-home/

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shayshortt
Feb 28, 2017

Having succeeded in negotiating a tentative peace between the Meduse and Oomza Uni after the attack on the Third Fish transport, Binti and Okwu have settled in as students on the university planet. Binti is supposed to be a master harmonizer, but ever since the attack, she has been experiencing violent mood swings, feeling almost uncontrollable flashes of anger that have convinced her she is unclean. To purge herself, Binti decides it is time to travel home, and make the traditional Himba women’s pilgrimage. But returning to Earth will mean making her first space trip since the attack, and facing up to the consequences of defying tradition when she chose to leave her family behind to attend university.

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shayshortt
Feb 28, 2017

Tribal hatred lived, even in Oomza Uni. And today that hatred, after simmering for a year, was coming to a head.

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