In Binti Binti is the first of the Himba people to be admitted by the galaxy’s best university, Oomza University. Going there means to leave everything she ever knew and embark on a journey among the stars. Binti is willing to make that sacrifice for the sake of knowledge, but she has to realise that this also means to be drawn into the conflict between Oomza University and the Meduse.
I’m usually not a huge fan of science fiction, mostly because most stories sound terribly boring and similar to me, but I was really excited for this one (and even more excited when it turned out that my mum had already bought it for herself).
The world Okorafor creates in this novella is beautiful and rich, and it was great to see how much she managed to explain with the amount of space she used. It would have been great to read more about it, and I am anxiously waiting for the day when I hold the second novella in my hands and can read it.
It was amazing to read a different perspective on science fiction narratives and I’m definitely hoping to read more diversely in the genre.
Binti is absolutely worth a read, even if you’re not into science fiction. It may just change your mind.