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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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MaleficentBookDragon
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Just finished this book while #audioknitting a shawl on this cold rainy day.
I enjoyed the story a lot. I would like to continue with Binti's story.
The narrator's voice was pleasant and soothing.
#knittersoflitsy
#24B4Monday
@jb72 @Andrew65 @TheReadingMermaid

NeedsMoreBooks Enjoyed Binti and it‘s sequel ❤️ Beautiful shawl ❤️ (edited) 1d
Andrew65 That‘s great 👏👏👏 1d
jb72 Very cool 😎 I never learned to knit. 1d
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MaleficentBookDragon @jb72 I'm a beginner. This mystery knit along shawl project has greatly speeded up the learning process. Now I'm hooked on it. 1d
ljuliel Beautiful shawl, and knitting ! 1d
Cortg Great job with your shaw! I‘ve been wanting to learn to crochet but haven‘t put much time into the learning process yet. 1d
Leftcoastzen That‘s beautiful! I have zero talent for needle crafts. 1d
TheBookHippie Gorgeous! 1d
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TheBookAddict
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Enjoyed it. It was a quick read that was captivating. I now want to know more about her people, the khoush, the Meduse, what an astrolabe really is, and everything else about this worlds. But that‘s the thing with novellas, they are short and to the point. 😔

#Booked2020 #LitsyAtoZ2020 #AbecedarianTBR #O #2020ReadHarderChallenge #YesiReads

Alliterati Then you'll have to read the rest of the trilogy! I picked up my copy last year at an event where the author was speaking, and I keep forgetting my copy is three books in one! I really need to read it. ;] 3d
TheBookAddict @Alliterati I do! I saw that it was a series when I looked for the title to review it. 3d
Alliterati Oh good! Wouldn't want you to miss out on the rest of the story. =] 3d
TheBookAddict @Alliterati 😊 thanks, I‘ll have to check the library. 3d
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Liatrek
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Soubhiville 😲 yay! 1w
TracyReadsBooks This is so very cool. Great news! 1w
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ozma.of.oz
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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LibrarianRyan ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh 2w
LeshaMac 💜💜💜 2w
ChasingOm Squeeeeeeeeeee! 2w
Addison_Reads Yes!!! I can't wait. Love these books. 💚 2w
BeaG YAY! 2w
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ShyBookOwl
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Mehso-so

Really interesting concept but I didn't love the pacing. I don't think 96 pages was enough room to properly tell this story. This is the second book of hers I've read, and both times I found myself very annoyed with how often the protagonist falls asleep in the face of danger. It's a weird thing to get worked up about but it really irks me!

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MeganAnn
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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@MaleficentBookDragon THANK YOU so much for this wonderful #jolabokaflodswap gift!! It was so beautifully wrapped (my mom‘s cat, Chloe had to help me open it 😻).

I‘ve been wanting Binti for SO LONG! And The Clockmaker‘s Daughter looks so good as well. The chocolate is delicious and the hot chocolate will be so good to cozy up with.

Thank you my wonderful #litsyfriend 😘✨❤️📚🎄😘❤️

Chrissyreadit I love the wrapping 😍 1mo
MaleficentBookDragon I'm so glad you like everything! Since Binti is so short ( and looks so good; I'm going to have to get myself a copy) I decided on adding another from your TBR. 🎅 🤶🎁🎄🍫 📚 Happy #Jolakabodflod 1mo
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eraderneely
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Thank you Rachel for the lovely note and prezzies! I‘ve been meaning to read Binti forever so I‘m glad to have extra encouragement. And I can‘t wait to play with the baby book, it looks like so much fun!
Have a wonderful Christmas with your family!!!

RachelO Glad they arrived (eventually- sorry!) The baby book‘s definitely one to play with 😘 2mo
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Twainy
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Mehso-so

🎧 I loved the narrator. The story was interesting & very short. I didn‘t realize it was sci-fi. Alien story. While it was a good book & I loved the narrator I probably won‘t read the next book. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

AmyG I listened to this book, too.and felt the same exact way. 2mo
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TracyReadsBooks
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Not Binti but I wanted to make sure I included the author because this is super exciting.

Nnedi Okorafor is making her MG debut next year! Cannot wait to read this, I‘m anticipating a great story.

Out August 2020.

(For the record, three years ago a friend of mine who is a YA author said to keep an eye on middle grade books, that the category was about to explode much as YA did after Harry Potter, Hunger Games etc...he was right & I❤️it)

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CoffeeNBooks
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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#NamasteNovember #SpaceCase Set in space, Binti is about a young woman who is invited to attend Oomza University. Even though it's a great honor, her family doesn't want her to go.
@Eggs

Eggs This looks fascinating! Great choice! 2mo
CoffeeNBooks @Eggs I read it for a Book Riot reading challenge prompt, and I'm really glad I read it! 2mo
NeedsMoreBooks Enjoyed this! 2mo
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CoffeeNBooks
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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And with this, a book by an AOC set in/about space, I've completed the #BookRiotReadHarderChallenge2019. This was the first year I participated in this challenge, and I really enjoyed reading so many books that I wouldn't have read otherwise. 📚

NeedsMoreBooks Loved this! 3mo
Chrissyreadit Congrats!!! 3mo
Scochrane26 I like this challenge, too. I did it for a few yrs but took a break this year. 3mo
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TheSpineView
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Good story with a well executed plot. In the vain of Octavia Butler. Loved the character of Binti just wish a little more development. ⭐⭐⭐⭐
First book completed in the #24B4Monday readathon. @TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65 @jb72

Also another one for the #screamathonreadingchallenge @4thhouseontheleft

TheReadingMermaid Woohoo!!!! 🤓 3mo
jb72 Yay! 🎉 3mo
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏, looks interesting. 3mo
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TheSpineView
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Thank you! Thank you! @riversong153 This swap package is amazing! I love Everything! I have been dying to read these books. I feel like Cookie Monster...Books! Love the candles, the bookmarks are so pretty and the little pocket notebook is perfect. I have one than is 3/4 full so I was in need of another. You must have read my mind! All the cute Halloween stuff is so cool too much to mention each item. Thanks again! I hope you loves yours! 🖤🖤🖤

TheSpineView Ran out of room... but I wanted to thank @4thhouseontheleft for hosting this fun and amazing swap! 4mo
TheSpineView Forgot the tag! #screamathon I was so excited about everything what can I say? 4mo
MidnightBookGirl So many awesome goodies! 4mo
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riversong153 I‘m so glad you like everything! I tried hard to get things that you actually want to read lol! I can‘t wait to head home and open mine today!! 4mo
TheSpineView @riversong153 You did awesome! Hope you like what I choose! 4mo
4thhouseontheleft You're welcome! I'm glad you had fun, I had a lot of fun organizing! 4mo
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bookishlyblessed
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Day 2: #7covers7days #covercrush post a photo of a cover you love with no description. Tag a new person each day: @Megabooks

Megabooks I‘m not sure I have enough since most of my books are in storage. 😕 But thanks for the tag! 4mo
bookishlyblessed No worries 😁 4mo
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AnansiGirl
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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ChaoticMissAdventures
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Mehso-so

I always want to love Okorafor. But in the end I usually am more confused with a bunch of questions then I am happy and entertained. There is no denying that her imagination and creativity is out of this world I personally need more story and depth to her works to really enjoy them.

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ChaoticMissAdventures
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Continuing my Women and Diversity in Space September reads.

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Bibliogeekery
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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This is the best dedication ever! I love jellyfish!

Johanna414 This is great! I follow her on twitter and she‘s always posting quirky animal stuff 5mo
ephemeralwaltz Cute! 5mo
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Bibliogeekery
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Road trip! Starting to read this gem aloud to my partner and pal as we head to Quebec!

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dizie_lizie
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Mehso-so

Completed my Astronomy course with Binti for an Outstanding grade.

For such a short novella, I feel like I need to think on it a bit to decide how I really feel about it & if I will be continuing on with the series. For now I‘m giving it 3⭐️

10/33 read for #newtsreadathon2019

Mandigolightly The whole series is phenomenal but I really feel like you‘ve gotta read all of them to get full impact 6mo
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rsteve388
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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This was an enjoyable short read! Strong emphasis on family and values and using those gifts in order to create people between people in order to ensure no further blood shed. I am looking forward to reading book two. (which I accidentally started with woops!)

Great story!

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rsteve388
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor

Finished this book on Thursday.

#BFC19 Round 2 was excellent
#BookFitnessChallenge this was awesome both rounds were excellent.

Miles walked this week: 51
Miles walked in 6 weeks : 293 miles
Books read: 9 total

This was excellent!

Megabooks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 6mo
BarbaraJean Fantastic!! 👏🏼🎉🥳So glad to have been on a team with you! 6mo
Crazeedi Yay! Super great!!🎉🎉👏 6mo
wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌 A great week! 🎉 6mo
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sophierayton
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Very good! I read this as part of a challenge to read a book set in space written my an author of colour, and while I read plenty of books by authors of colour, I've not read many, if any, that have been set in space. I really enjoyed it. I really liked Binti, who is smart, confident and goes after what she wants, even in the face of opposition. Her interactions and skills with the aliens are very good, and rather symbolic too.

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crazyspine
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Mehso-so

Anyone else using bookly? I just started it today; not sure if I like it.

Review: I know people love it, so this is an unpopular opinion. I will say that I was distracted as I was listening to this, so maybe that's it. Also sci-fi usually isn't my cup of tea. Reminded me of Children of Blood and Bone a little bit. Book #4/7 #BFCR2 @wanderinglynn @BookBridget @bookishbelle @Econaghan @jmtrivera
@laurar311 @mc916 @Honeybeegirl @WriterAtHeart

wanderinglynn Way to go! 🙌🏻 You are making great progress on your book goal! But sorry you didn‘t care for the book. 7mo
LibrarianRyan I downloaded it but don‘t really see the point. 7mo
crazyspine @LibrarianRyan Bookly? Yeah, it has cool pictures, but I don't really need to keep track of how much time I spend reading. 7mo
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LibrarianRyan @crazyspine yep. I thought it would do more than just time. Now for kids and teens who have to keep track of time for school etc I can see it‘s merits. 7mo
Bookwormjillk I don‘t but sounds like my kids might like it 7mo
Daisey I downloaded it, but I don‘t generally need to keep track of my time reading and am really bad at keeping track of time. 7mo
DGRachel I have mixed feelings about the Bookly app. I like it for print books in that it gives me an idea of how much longer it will take me to read a book once I start it and sometimes that‘s helpful to know (like when I‘m trying to decide whether or not to stay up past my bedtime to finish a book) but it also feeds my negative obsessive tendencies, which is not good. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 7mo
sudi I had the app but i always forgot to turn it om when i started reading. It just makes reading seem like a chore, where everytime i have to remember to open the app to track my reading. Takes the fun out of reading. 7mo
crazyspine @Sufi @DGRachel @Daisey @Bookwormjillk Thanks for your feedback. I ended up deleting it. 7mo
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jchawkins
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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What a great way to blow off some steam! Great, short read. Super creative. Highly recommend this one!

BeaG I loved this book. 7mo
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juliegumdrop
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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I only read three books in June. I was on vacation for 5 days and didn‘t have a chance to read at all. A friend told me that she only gets time to read while on vacation and I‘m the opposite. 😂 #junewrapup

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Still a good month! I'm not great at reading on vacay either. But I always bring tons of books, just in case. 😉📖💖 7mo
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Merethebookgal
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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This was an interesting novella with some great worldbuilding for something so short. I‘m glad I didn‘t know anything going into reading it and I‘m looking forward to seeing where the story goes next. And I got in some reading by the pool with friends, which was really nice!

RealLifeReading Lovely! 7mo
Merethebookgal @RealLifeReading It was a nice way to spend the afternoon! 7mo
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Emily92Bibliophile
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Oh. My. Goodness. What a story! Other than NK Jiminsin, Nnedi Okorafor is the only other author I can read and LOVE their Sci Fi Fiction Stories. This is a genre I have never been able to get into- Thankful for such talented authors such as Jiminsin and Okorafor who Create brilliant, and universal stories.

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Emily92Bibliophile
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Love it! 💙This image is from@carrottoppapershop - she is so sweet and creates adorable Bookish merch and artwork! I currently own a painting of Green Gables, and a character bookmark of Anne Shirley. I also bought Anne of Green Gables Paperdolls for a famiy who I had babysat for many years and were moving. 💚

RealLifeReading Love this! 7mo
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Soubhiville
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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The Binti trilogy is on sale on kindle! I love these books, they have incredible depth for such short books, and the concept is so cool!

Thanks for sharing @Emily92Bibliophile !

Emily92Bibliophile @Soubhiville you are quite welcome! 🥰 How Short are they ? Like “short story “ short or just like under a certain amount of pages ? (edited) 7mo
hermyknee ❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
Soubhiville @Emily92Bibliophile they‘re novellas- I don‘t remember for sure but I‘d guess 120-150 pages each? 7mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Yayyyy thanks for sharing! ❤️ 7mo
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Emily92Bibliophile
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Litsians Assemble! Binti Trilogy is on sale on Kindle! $1.99 for first book, $2.99 for second, and $3.99 for the third! 💙LOVED the Akata Witch series, and have heard so many good things about this trilogy, I just had to get it!

GypsyKat Thanks for the heads up! 7mo
Soubhiville These are so good! 7mo
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Ms_Gizmotronic
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Listened to this narrated by the Robin Miles. It was lovely to hear an African based sci-fi narrated by her voice.

The book was a little simplistic for me, I wanted a bit more depth and exploration of certain things but the aliens, Binti's culture and the actual events of the book were wonderful.

A-

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sammisho
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Mehso-so

I really expected to love this book, but it did nothing for me. It did not hold my attention at all. But points for WOC main character, and inventive, unique story.
#pop19 A author from Africa

heikemarie Okorafor was born in the US, and has lived in the US her whole life. 7mo
sammisho @heikemarie Thanks! I did know that! She is Nigerian-American. The way I intrepret this prop, it counts. 7mo
sammisho *prompt 7mo
heikemarie @sammisho Gotcha, makes sense! She talks about being Naijamerican a lot, so I wanted to point it out - if just for folks who follow you and are new to her :) Sorry you didn't love! 7mo
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Chrissyreadit
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Thanks to @hermyknee I have 2 sci fi books that sound amazing- one short, one not. Do any of these look like possibilities? #lmpbc @cobwebmoth @collegecatlady @BethM ?

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collegecatlady I‘ve read Binti but the other two sound great! 7mo
cobwebmoth I've read Binti and The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet(and enjoyed both), but I'm fine with any of them. 7mo
BethM I‘ve not read any of them but own Binti. I‘d tend towards Angry Planet but am good with them all! 7mo
cobwebmoth I've read Nyxia. It was pretty good. I'm still fine with whatever you pick. 7mo
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tywritenow
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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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 💜💜💜💜 9mo
ReadingOver50 Awesome 9mo
Tamra Exciting!! 9mo
Weaponxgirl That‘s so awesome! 9mo
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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. 9mo
Chelleo 📝The idea of Binti was born during a trip to the United Arab Emirates she took with her daughter. 9mo
Chelleo 📝”Bint” meaning ‘girl‘, reminded her of the rebellious girls she spoke with on that visit and stuck with her. 9mo
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Chelleo 📝Bint became Binti because ‘bint‘ is used as sexist slang in the UK. (edited) 9mo
Chelleo 📝She didn‘t set out to write a novella trilogy but the stories came to her over the course of three years. 9mo
Chelleo 📝This series focuses on the Dora Milaje and features Spider-Man, X-Men and the Avengers. 9mo
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. 9mo
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. 9mo
Chelleo 📝Audience Question: If you could have dinner with one of your characters, who would it be? Answer: Onye and Sora (sp) from (edited) 9mo
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 😳 9mo
riversong153 Wow 💜💜💜 9mo
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! 9mo
CaliforniaCay Love all the little tidbits you Included in the comments. Everything about this picture is absolutely beautiful 💜👏🏾 9mo
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thebookishtype15
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
Pickpick

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
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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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. 9mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz Omg! The book sleeve is gorgeous! @LibrarianRyan you're talented! 9mo
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. 9mo
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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!!! 9mo
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. 9mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz That's a brilliant idea! Kudos to you! Can't wait to see your designs! 9mo
kamoorephoto The Mermaid is absolutely one of my favorites! 💙🧜🏻‍♀️ 9mo
TheLibrarian @LibrarianRyan I loved the little personalized notes!!! Sorry mine was short - about 1/2 way through a sentence my hands hate me. 9mo
LibrarianRyan @TheLibrarian I have zero complaints. I think it‘s years working with kids who all want to know why I picked something. 9mo
Avanders 😍😍🦄🧬♥️👏🏽👏🏽 Also excited about the thought of you opening an Etsy shop @LibrarianRyan 😁😁 9mo
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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
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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 10mo
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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. 10mo
Crazeedi Beautiful!! 10mo
Blaire @Crazeedi @alvingregorio I love all the flowers this time of year even though my allergies are going crazy. 10mo
Crazeedi @Blaire thank goodness I dont have allergies, and I love the flowers too! 10mo
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ScientistSam
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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Pickpick

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
Binti | Nnedi Okorafor
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I've heard such great things that I figured it was time to read this!

JSW Enjoy! 10mo
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) 10mo
ScientistSam @jsw @suzisteffen just finished it and it's so good! I need to put the next one on hold at the library!!! 10mo
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suzisteffen @ScientistSam ahhhhh I want to send you all three! That first one is intense. 10mo
Blaire I have this on my kindle right now! Up next after 10mo
Blaire Also, love your mug. 10mo
ScientistSam @Blaire I can't wait to see what you think! And thanks 😀☕ 10mo
ScientistSam @suzisteffen 😀😀😀 10mo
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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. 10mo
Karisa @BethM 💗👍 10mo
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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! 10mo
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 10mo
VanChocStrawberry I may need to make a trip across state lines for this one! I‘m guessing it will be Uber crowded! 10mo
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RealBooks4ever 💜💜💜 10mo
SphinxFeathers Oh no! Of course I find this out after moving away! 10mo
Karkar Ah! I need to go to this!!! 10mo
Karkar @Pamwurtzler you going? 10mo
MarriedtoMrT I work for the library and I saw she was coming but I *also* somehow missed she was a Cincinnati native. How cool! 10mo
Chelleo @VanChocStrawberry Yasss! Let us know if you do. I already purchased tix for me and @LeshaMac 10mo
LeshaMac I can't wait! 💜 10mo
Jess7 I wish I could! Thanks for the invite — work has been insane lately! 10mo
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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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